First Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its scholarship program and the 2018 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to the nation’s capital.


High school seniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships that the cooperative awards each year. To be eligible for the scholarships, which are funded through Operation Round-Up, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average through their senior year of high school and upon graduation, attend an accredit­ed institute of higher learning in Arkansas on a full-time basis.


High school juniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for the Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 8-14. To enter, juniors must submit an application. A select number of applicants will be interviewed.


Both applications are available under the “Community” tab at www.firstelectric.coop and at any First Electric office. Applications are due by March 16 for the Youth Tour and by April 2 for the scholarship program. They may be dropped off at any First Electric office or mailed to Marketing and Communications Department; First Electric Cooperative; P.O. Box 5018; Jacksonville, AR 72078.


For more information, call 800-489-7405 or visit www.firstelectric.coop or www.facebook.com/FirstElectric.