Parke County REMC has several options for students of different ages to participate in amazing trips and hands-on learning opportunities.

Youth Tour​ to Washington DC

(Students who will be a senior in high school, fall 2020)

Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities. The trip features visits to the Flight 93 Memorial, the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall memorials and much more.

The Indiana Youth Tour delegation will meet in Indianapolis Thursday, June 18, 2020 and will return to the headquarters of Indiana Electric Cooperatives Thursday, June 25, 2020.

Students must submit an online application by March 1, 2020.


Touchstone Energy Camp

(Students who will be 7th graders, fall 2020)

For many years, Touchstone Energy® Camp has educated over 1,000 sixth grade students about how to stay safe around electricity, while also providing campers a chance to participate in a wide variety of outdoor camp activities.

Campers enjoy horseback riding, zip lining and swimming, while also experiencing interactive lessons about safe electricity, working together in teams in a hands-on equipment connecting simulation, and wiring a table top demo to light up a bulb. 

The 2020 Touchstone Energy Camp will be June 3-6 at YMCA Camp Tecumseh, in Brookston, IN. Parke County REMC selects students from local schools who wish to participate. All fees for lodging, meals and activities for sponsored students are covered by Parke County REMC. 

Students must submit an online application by March 1, 2020.


College Scholarships 

Application Closed


Scholarship opportunity! To be eligible, students must be attending accredited colleges as first-year students in the Fall of 2020. Their parent or guardian must also be a Parke County REMC member.

Deadline to apply for Scholarships is Jan. 10, 2020

To apply for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship, applicants must do the following:

  1. Complete the Scholarship Application Form

  2. Submit 2 letters of reference from school administrators, teachers, civic/business leaders, ministers or neighbors.  (Reference letters may not be submitted from relatives.)

  3. Complete one essay on two topics: “How will your college education improve you and your community?” and “How will this scholarship assist in attaining your goals?”
    (Essay should be one or two pages and double-spaced.)

  4. Submit the Academic Status Report, which must be completed by high school counselor or other administrator at the student's high school.​

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