Youth Rally Application Time

Clearwater Power is now accepting applications for the 2023 Youth Rally. The rally is a scholarship competition and a student leadership conference rolled into one unforgettable week.

Youth Rally delegates show their excitement in front of the Idaho State Capitol building at the 2019 Youth Rally.

Current high school sophomores and juniors can apply. The process includes an essay, a short quiz and a panel interview. The 6 highest-scoring applicants are selected. Those students are automatically awarded a scholarship based, in part, on their application scores.

Applicants’ parents or guardians must be members of Clearwater Power Co.

The 6 local students selected will join 70 to 80 other students from throughout the Northwest to attend a 1-week, all-expenses-paid leadership camp at The College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho.

Camp activities include:

  • Leadership activities.
  • Idaho state capitol tour.
  • Team-building competitions.
  • High-voltage electric safety demonstration.
  • Public power education.
  • Roaring Springs Waterpark.

1 delegate will be selected to represent our region in Washington, D.C., in 2024 for the National Youth Tour. Since 2007, 7 students from Clearwater Power have won the Washington, D.C., trip.

  • 2007—Danielle Lange, Garfield
  • 2009—Elena Thompson, Culdesac
  • 2010—Darryl Kerby, Lenore
  • 2013—Savannah Chadwick, Uniontown
  • 2015—Devin Richards, Princeton
  • 2016—Erin Sellers, Weippe
  • 2017—Zac McFarland, Peck

Each of the 6 finalists will receive a scholarship from Clearwater Power (five $1,000 scholarships and one $1,500 scholarship). ICUA will also award several merit scholarships of $300 to $500 at the rally in July.

Your cooperative has been sending youth to leadership camps since 1986. Investing in local youth is an honor and a privilege Clearwater Power would like to thank cooperative members for supporting this worthwhile program.

6 Local Sophomores and Juniors will be selected to join students from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Utah and Wyoming. This weeklong event is held at:

The College of Idaho in Caldwell on July 10 through 14.

How to Apply:

  • Applicant must be a high school sophomore or junior whose parents or guardians are members of Clearwater Power Company.
  • Apply online by April 16 at our Youth Rally 2023 page or call (208) 743-1501.
  • Complete the essay as instructed and return to Clearwater Power postmarked no later than May 5, 2023.