ECI REC is excited to announce an additional opportunity for its past Youth Tour participants. A new $10,000 scholarship from the Glenn English National Cooperative Leadership Foundation is being offered for Youth Tour alumni who’ve completed their first year of college or received the equivalent credits.
ECI REC Youth Tour participants from as far back as the 2009 Youth Tour are eligible to apply from January to March 31, 2014. The scholarship aims to strengthen their commitments to the seven cooperative principles and prepare them for leadership roles in their communities. As part of the application, students must include a link to a video testimonial explaining how they have demonstrated one of the seven cooperative principles. The application can be found on the Youth Tour portal of NRECA.coop.
This annual award is named for former NRECA CEO Glenn English, who led the organization from 1994 until his retirement in early 2013. The foundation oversees an endowment created in his honor.
“Glenn loved the Youth Tour program, and felt strongly that a portion of his legacy be dedicated to assisting students,” said NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson. “He believed that the Youth Tour program was a great way of nurturing the next generation of leadership for the nation’s cooperatives.”