$1,000 + for Sophomores and Juniors; Nourdine Jensen Scholarship Applications Due March 9

Orcas Power and Light Cooperative's (OPALCO) Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program is accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors of OPALCO member households. Up to five scholars will receive a $1,000 scholarship from OPALCO and the family of Nourdine Jensen, as well as an all-expenses paid trip to the Youth Rally, a co-op leadership camp, at the College of Idaho. Applications are available online at www.opalco.com and are due by 4:30 pm on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Jo Mietzner and Haley Moss (Orcas High) on the team building course.

The Youth Rally is a week of fun, personal growth and learning with about 100 students from eight western states. Activities include a day at the water park, volleyball, bowling, social dances, team-building games and educational sessions on leadership, grassroots governance and the power industry. Additional scholarships are awarded at the Rally by the Idaho Consumer Owned Utility Association (ICUA).

OPALCO 2017 scholars and chaperones.

Past scholars have said:

“My sense of the world was changed …” –Brodie Miller, Spring Street School

“I made friendships that will last a lifetime…” –Cameron Schuh, Orcas High School

“I had an amazing time at the Rally. They did a perfect job of balancing education and fun.” –Marné Cook, Lopez High School

Jayna Ott and Zach Fincher (Friday Harbor High) at the College of Idaho.

It’s easy to apply: fill out a one-page application and write a one-page letter explaining why you would be a good ambassador of OPALCO. Applications are online: www.opalco.com/members/youth-rally-scholarships/. Applications are due on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 4:30 pm to Suzanne Olson – solson@opalco.com. Please call Suzanne at 360-376-3537 if you have questions. And, check out photos from past years at www.flickr.com/photos/opalco/ and also on Facebook @ICUAYouthRally. It’s fun!

Roaring Waves Water Park Jon Doherty (Lopez High)

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is our member-owned cooperative electric utility, serving more than 11,000 members on 20 islands in San Juan County. OPALCO provides electricity that is 95% greenhouse-gas free and is generated predominantly by hydroelectric plants. OPALCO was founded in 1937. Follow OPALCO @OrcasPower on Facebook and Twitter.

1 comment

  • Jason Nolan Wednesday, 14 February 2018 03:36 Comment Link

    Hello Admin,
    You have provided good information on your blog regarding this topic. I would also like to draw your attention towards the “College Counts Scholarship”. The College Counts Scholarship might just be for you! If you are a high school senior or first-time college freshman beginning in fall 2018 then you are eligible to apply.
    Application Deadline is March 1, 2018
    For more information, you can visit the given link:
    You can also join our Facebook page for the updates. The link is given below


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