Washington Youth Tour
Each year, Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation holds a
competition to send one deserving student on a trip to Washington, D.C.
Applications are accepted between January and March.
The Youth Tour trip is truly one of a lifetime, providing access
to Washington, D.C. sites and legislators that few ever receive.
The seven-day, all expenses paid trips are conducted in June.
Students compete for the trip writing a short essay on one of
five topics related to electricity or cooperatives.
In addition, the student chosen will have the opportunity to
compete for the $2,500 Gwyn B. Price Youth Tour scholarship and
the $2,000 Katie Bunch Memorial Scholarship. The third
scholarship, worth $2,000, will be awarded to the student
selected for the Youth Leadership Council, which is a national
advisory committee to the National Rural Electric Cooperative
Association. The contest winner must arrange for transportation
to Raleigh, from where they will be bussed with other Youth Tour
winners to Washington, D.C.
Eleventh-grade students attending any of the public or private
schools in Chowan, Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank and Perquimans
counties can apply. Essay and application forms can be found by
clicking here. For more information, call (252) 426-2586 or
email Chris Powell.
The Bright Ideas program is one that enables us to make funds
available for classroom projects that otherwise might not be
We offer grants of up to $1,500.00 to winning teachers, enabling
them to go the extra step in providing challenging projects for
their students. Albemarle EMC has made $9,000 available to this
program. If you know a teacher who could use such a grant, have
them contact us today and ask about our Bright Ideas grants. To
apply for a grant, click here.
Applications are accepted June through September.
Each year, Albemarle EMC sends a deserving boy and girl to the
most respected basketball camps in the country.
The boy attends the Roy Williams Basketball Camp at the
University of North Carolina and the girl attends the N.C. State
Women's Basketball Camp for girls at N.C. State University.
The scholarships are available to students in sixth through
eighth grades. Applications for both camps are accepted through
March 30. Winners will be announced by May 1.
Winners of the Touchstone Energy N.C. State Women's Basketball
Camp scholarships will attend the overnight camp. Campers must
have permission from a parent or guardian to attend either camp
and must provide their own transportation to and from the camp.
Sixth through eighth-grade students interested in the
scholarships can contact Chris Powell, director of public
relations for Albemarle EMC, at 426-2586. Students can also
download applications for the scholarships at www.ncelectricCooperatives.com.
Applicants will be judged on their academics, extracurricular
activities and an essay that must accompany the application.
Both camps will work closely with each camper to develop
fundamental skills that will help the young athletes excel both
on and off the court.