HOW TO APPLY
SWRE annually sponsors two high school juniors—one from Oklahoma and one from Texas—to attend Youth Tour, a week-long, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. Students travel with the Oklahoma and Texas delegations to our nation’s capital, tour historic sites and national landmarks, meet state congressional leaders, and more. Youth Tour is affectionately known as the “trip of a lifetime” by former Youth Tourians and is one of SWRE’s most-anticipated youth events of the year.
The annual Youth Tour Contest is open to high school juniors living in or attending school in SWRE’s service territory. This includes juniors in Altus, Blair, Chillicothe, Crowell, Electra, Frederick, Harrold, Navajo, Northside, Snyder, Tipton and Vernon. Co-op membership is not required to enter the contest. Children and grandchildren of SWRE employees and board members are not eligible to apply.
The 2024 Youth Tour Application Requirements:
Submit a resume.
Submit a 1-2 minute video telling us why you want to go to Washington D.C.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2023
Questions? Call Rebecca, SWRE's Youth Coordinator, at 1-800-256-7973.
Winners (one from Oklahoma and one from Texas): a week-long, all-expenses paid trip of a lifetime on Youth Tour in Washington D.C. in June
Runners-Up (one from Oklahoma and one from Texas): entry to OAEC’s Leadership Summit in March + $500 scholarship for attending
All Finalists: $250 cash prize after completing an interview
Nominators: $100 cash prize for each finalist you nominate that completes an interview