First Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its scholarship program and the 2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to the nation’s capital.

High school seniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships that the cooperative awards each year. To be eligible for the scholarships, which are funded through Operation Round-Up, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average through their senior year of high school and attend an accredited institute of higher learning in Arkansas on a full-time basis.

High school juniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for the Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 10-18. To enter, juniors must submit an application. A select number of applicants will be interviewed.

Both applications are available under the “Community” tab at www.firstelectric.coop and at any First Electric office. Applications are due by March 17 for the Youth Tour and by April 1 for the scholarship program. They may be dropped off at any First Electric office or mailed to Marketing and
Communications Department;
First Electric Cooperative; P.O. Box 518; Jacksonville, AR 72078.
First Electric serves more than 91,000 active accounts throughout 17 counti0es in central and southeast Arkansas. The cooperative’s headquarters is located in Jacksonville with full-service offices in Benton, Heber Springs, Perryville and Stuttgart. For more information, call 800-489-7405 or visit
www.firstelectric.coop or www.facebook.com/FirstElectric.

Source:  First Electric Cooperative