Youth Tour

We sponsor one or two high school sophomores or juniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian are Cooperative members receiving electric, natural gas, or propane services to participate in the Youth Tour. The Youth Tour is an all-expense paid week-long bus trip to Washington, D.C. each year in June.

Scholarship Programs

The Energy Cooperative and the Operation Round Up Foundation offer scholarship programs to high school seniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian are members of the Cooperative receiving electric, natural gas, or propane services. Each January, information is mailed to guidance counselors at the high schools in the Cooperative’s service territory. The scholarships are awarded at our Annual Meeting in May.

Operation Round Up Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

The Energy Cooperative Round Up Foundation, Inc. offers scholarships to reward those students who have committed themselves to the pursuance of a college education. This scholarship rewards those students expressing the following values in their lives:

  • Accountability – The candidate demonstrates a high level of maturity through accountability for their actions.
  • Integrity – The candidate expresses highest standards of character.
  • Innovation – The candidate demonstrates innovation and determination in development of their future plans and making their goals a reality.
  • Community Commitment – The candidate has good citizenship traits and a record of contribution to their local community.

The John C. Barker Scholarship

The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation Board is pleased to provide a $2,500 Scholarship named in memory of John C. “Jay” Barker.   Mr. Barker was elected as the first Chairman of the Operation Round Up Foundation Board upon establishment of the Foundation in October of 2005.

The Jay Barker Scholarship was created for those who plan to pursue a future in business or finance. The Scholarship will be awarded at The Energy Cooperative’s Annual Meeting of Members held in May.

*Members of the immediate families and persons residing in the households of Directors, Managers, and Distribution cooperative employees and OREC or affiliated organization employees are not eligible to participate. The households of Directors, Managers, and Distribution cooperative employees and OREC or affiliated organization employees are not eligible to participate.