Youth Scholarships & Trips

Operation Round Up Youth Scholarships

The Youth Scholarship application period for 2020 is now closed.  In 2019, nearly 77 high school seniors each were awarded $1,000 scholarships by the SEMO Electric Cooperative Foundation, thanks to SEMO Electric member-owners who participate in Operation Round Up. Operation Round Up is a program that rounds up a member's bill to the nearest dollar. Since its beginning in 2008, more than $900,000 has been awarded to help area youth succeed in life. Scholarships are for high school seniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) is a member-owner of SEMO Electric Cooperative.

CYCLE Tour and Youth Tour Trips

CYCLE Tour and Youth Tour events are for high school sophomores and juniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) is a member-owner of SEMO Electric Cooperative. Four finalists are selected by team members of SEMO Electric Cooperative. The application period for 2020 is now closed.

What's the CYCLE Tour? SEMO's high school sophomores are eligible for the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives' Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) Tour. It is a three-day leadership program with other Missouri students at Jefferson City.

What's the Youth Tour? SEMO's high school juniors are eligible for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth TourMore than 1,500 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year, and so can you! Travel to Washington, D.C., where you will meet your U.S. Representatives and Senators. This unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from your state. You will meet student leaders from nearly every state and hear dynamic leaders on Youth Day. Bottom line, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime and be part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs. Click for FAQs. The promo video below gives an overview of the experience.