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Cobb EMC accepting scholarship applications

Cobb EMC is now accepting applications for Washington Youth Tour scholarship contest, which offers $1,500, $1,000 and $500 scholarships to high school juniors.

The contest also offers two winners the chance to attend the 2014 Washington Youth Tour, an all-expenses-paid, week-long leadership trip to Washington D.C. June 12–19, and one paid summer internship. The Youth Tour attendees will meet their elected representatives and learn about U.S. history, government and careers in public service.

To apply, current high school juniors who live or attend schools within Cobb EMC’s service district must submit a completed application by Thursday, February 20. Once received, the co-op will send study materials covering the cooperative, energy conservation and electric safety for a first-round quiz, which will be held Tuesday, March 4. The top-scoring finalist from each school will interview on March 11 with the Cobb EMC Women’s Task Force, a group of volunteers who raise money for student scholarships. A $100 donation will be made to the school with the most people who enter and to the winner’s school.

To learn more, visit www.cobbemc.com/youthtour.

 

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