Q: I just graduated high school but have already earned enough college credits to be considered a sophomore. Am I eligible to apply?
A: Not quite yet! You will need to have completed at least one semester at an accredited university or college as a full-time student. We have found that there are many scholarship opportunities for graduates immediately after high school, but these opportunities tend to taper off in subsequent years. Our goal is to help alleviate some of the financial burden incurred after your first year as a student.
Q: How do I know if I’m considered a “full time” student?
A: Because requirements can vary from school to school, our scholarship committee defers to whatever your college or university considers full-time. Please check your policies before applying.
Q: I applied for this scholarship last year. Am I eligible to apply again?
A: Absolutely! As long as you meet our eligibility requirements listed above you are welcome to apply multiple times.
Q: I am already a Youth Tour Alumni Scholarship winner! Am I eligible to apply again?
A: You sure are! And congrats! As long as you meet our eligibility requirements listed above you are welcome to apply – and win! – multiple times.
Q: I have an Associate’s Degree, or a 2-year degree from a community, technical, or “junior” college and I am now enrolled in a 4-year degree program. Am I eligible to receive the Youth Tour Alumni scholarship?
A: Yes. As long as you are not pursuing an additional Bachelor’s (or any “four-year”) Degree or a graduate degree, you are eligible.
Q: What should my application video be about?
A: Each applicant is required to create and submit a video. Subject matter should contain some, or all, of the following elements:
- How Youth Tour and/or YLC impacted me | How I applied lessons I learned through these programs later in life | My impression of electric co-ops | How I have given back to my local, sponsoring cooperative, statewide electric co-op organization, and/or NRECA | How does what I’m doing right now, either in college or in my extracurricular activities, tie in with the 7 Cooperative Principles? (these are only a few examples)
- For inspiration, you are encouraged to visit Youtube.com and search “Glenn English Scholarship.” Here you will find dozens of submissions and winners from previous years.
- Here are a few of our recent winning videos:
- Anneliese Taggart – 2020 $10,000 Winner
- Sophia Marcolla – 2019 $10,000 Winner
- Lexi Jackson – 2018 $10,000 Winner
- Nate Thoreson – 2018 $1,000 Winner
- Tessa Otto – 2017 $10,000 Winner
Q: Who judges the written applications and video submissions?
A: Each year, the Glenn English Scholarship coordinators select a committee of judges made up of employees from distribution co-ops, statewide associations, affiliated consultant groups, and other national, associated co-op branches to judge application submissions. Committee coordinators see to it that those applicants with judges from their home state or co-op are assigned to judges outside their areas to maintain fairness.
Q: Can I start my application now and finish it later?
A. Yes! You will be able to access your application using the email address you provide during the beginning of the application process. Please note: Our deadline was April 5, 2021. Your application will not be considered unless it was submitted. We cannot accept applications after the deadline and we cannot accept applications still in “Draft” mode once the window closes.