Youth Program & Scholarships
Boone REMC's Youth Programs and Scholarships
As part of our investment in our community, Boone REMC looks for ways to support our young people. We do that by offering several youth programs each year for local students and through our scholarship program. Read on to learn more about these programs, or contact us today.
Youth Power and Hope Awards
Up to five qualified candidates will be selected to travel to Indianapolis in December to be recognized at a special program in their honor. They’ll also receive $500, enjoy a free night’s stay in Indianapolis, and be featured in an upcoming issue of Indiana Connection magazine. To complete this application, you will need the following:
- Current photos of yourself. We would like one headshot (school) photo and, if possible, photo(s) of you completing your community service project(s). You may need to have a parent/guardian assist you with selecting and uploading the photos.
- References. You will need three references as part of the application. These references may be contacted as part of the selection process. You may need to have a parent/guardian assist you with collecting the reference information.
- A parent or guardian to digitally sign your application. The application MUST be signed by a parent/guardian in order to be accepted.
Note: We want you (the student) to complete the below application to the best of your ability. However, if you need assistance with the form, please ask a parent/guardian.
Boone REMC Annual Meeting Scholarships
Boone REMC will award 15 – $500 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents or legal wards of Boone REMC members. The scholarships will be awarded during a random drawing at the Boone REMC Annual Meeting, held April 17, 2021. Applicants need to fill out an application. If students are awarded the scholarship, they must submit their class schedule for college before Jan. 2022 or the scholarship will be forfeited.
Demonstrations and Other Learning Opportunities
If you’re interested in having Boone REMC provide a demonstration on electrical safety or the science behind electricity for your class or other student groups call 800-897-7362. Due to construction in front of our building, we prefer to come to schools this year.
For local students, we offer several youth programs each year that offer fun, educational opportunities to our kids. These include:
Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest
The annual Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest is a program that allows budding young artists to show off their creative talents. Indiana Connection, a member magazine published by Indiana Electric Cooperatives (Boone REMC’s statewide association), organizes the contest each year. One student from each K-12 grade is named a first-place winner. The kindergarten winner illustrates the calendar cover, the first-grade winner depicts January, and so on, ending with the first-place high school senior illustrating December. Additionally, nine honorable mention winners are featured in a special section of the calendar. Winners receive cash prizes and are invited to a recognition reception, where they get to meet successful Hoosier artists. Any K-12 student in Indiana may enter artwork in the contest; he or she does not need to be the son or daughter of a Boone REMC member. Entries for the 2022 calendar, which will be the 23rd edition, are due March 2021. Learn more.
Indiana Youth Tour
The Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., is an all-expenses-paid trip each June for students entering their senior year of high school. Participants tour historic sites and monuments in and around our nation’s capital and meet with U.S. representatives and senators. They also tour Gettysburg and the Flight 93 memorial, visit Arlington National Cemetery for the changing of the guard, and enjoy a night cruise on the Potomac River. To be eligible, an applicant must be the son, daughter, or legal ward of a current Boone REMC member.
Touchstone Energy Camp
Boone REMC offers a summer camp program called Touchstone Energy Camp. This program, designed for students going into seventh grade, offers a free opportunity to spend three days at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities like horseback riding, zip-lining, swimming, rock climbing, and archery, while also learning about electrical safety and renewable energy. Students must be sons or daughters of Boone REMC members to be eligible. Camp takes place June 2021. Applications are due March 2021.
Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day
Boone REMC is accepting applications from high school students for the Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day program. The Electric Cooperative Page Day is held in Indianapolis at the Indiana Statehouse. Page Day is an interactive, educational experience that allows students the opportunity to learn about the daily activities that take place in the Statehouse during the legislative session. Highlights include a Statehouse tour, mock bill activity, speakers and other educational activities. Students may have the opportunity to see the Indiana Legislature in action and meet state legislators. This program will be held in the Senate.
Students who have an interest in participating should apply by visiting https://www.indianaec.org/programs/youth/page-day/.
All applicants must be high school students and have adequate transportation to and from the Statehouse.