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Scholarship applications due April 12 The member-funded Operation Round Up® program awards scholarships to recent high school graduates each year. The co-op is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 scholarship program. Students may get the application from the school counselor’s office, an NAEC office or www.naeci.com/operation-round-up-scholarship. Applicants must submit the typed, completed application by April 12. (If mailing, then the application must be postmarked by April 12.) They also must include a high school transcript and three letters of recommendation. To be eligible for the scholarship program, high school seniors must graduate at the end of the 2019 school year, and their parents or guardians must be NAEC members. Applicants also must have a high school grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale through the first semester of their senior year. The scholarship must be used to attend an accredited institute of higher learning on a full-time basis. For more information, call 870-895-6210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your spare change (about $6 a year) can help recent high school graduates continue their education.
Join Operation Round Up! You allow NAEC to “round up” your bill to the nearest dollar. That money then funds college scholarships. To enroll, please call 870-895-3221 or visit an NAEC office.
By enrolling in Operation Round Up®, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative members prove that small change can make a big difference in our communities! Members volunteer to have their monthly electric bill "rounded up" to the nearest dollar. Donations are placed in a trust and administered by an independent board made up of community leaders. The volunteer board evaluates all requests and determines how Operation Round Up monies are distributed. Since its inception, more than $146,000 has been awarded in college scholarships to recent high school graduates and grants to community organizations. Learn more at www.naeci.com/operation-round-up. 22
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A trip of a lifetime
The 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour
An all-expense-paid tour of the nation’s capital awaits 44 high school juniors from Arkansas this summer. If you apply for the 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, you might be chosen for the week-long trip to Washington, D.C. The trip, which is sponsored by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, includes tours of major sites in Washington, such as the U.S. Capitol; the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Jefferson, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Vietnam, Korean and World War II memorials. This spring, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative will select four high school juniors to attend the 2019 tour, which is set for June 14-20. The winners will be selected through information provided on applications and interviews. Applicants must be high school juniors, and their parents/guardians must be members of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative. The Arkansas group will travel to Washington and return to Little Rock by air. Once in Washington, the students will join about 1,700 students from across the nation.
Why do we do this? The answer is simple. North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is committed to our members and to the communities we serve. Through the Youth Tour, we are helping our area’s youth learn more about the workings of their nation’s government and electric cooperatives, as well as develop leadership skills. Applications are available at www.naeci.com/ youth-tour, NAEC offices and high school counselors’ offices. NAEC must receive completed applications by March 14, 2019, to be considered. For more information, please contact Tori Moss, marketing and communications director, at 870-895-6210 or email@example.com.
Don’t miss out on this incredible, life-changing opportunity.
It’s a trip of a lifetime!
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2019 February NAEC Center Pages