Applications are available for Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative scholarships and its annual youth tour.
OTEC will award a total of 32 scholarships this year: two for students pursuing a career in electrical line school, 26 for high school seniors or returning college students and four for students entering a trade school. Additional information and applications are at otecc.com/community/scholarships. The deadline to submit a scholarship application is 5 p.m. Jan. 25.
High school students in their junior year can apply for a one-week, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to take part in the 2018 Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The tour is scheduled for June 8-14. Additional information and applications are available at otecc.com/community/youth-tour The deadline to submit an application for the youth tour is 5 p.m. Jan. 12.
Funding for OTEC scholarships and the youth tour come from unclaimed capital credits and their earnings. They do not affect electric rates.