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.
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.