In 2016, 98 high school seniors were awarded scholarships by the SEMO Electric Cooperative Foundation, thanks to SEMO Electric member-owners who participate in Operation Round Up. Operation Round Up is a program that rounds up a member's bill to the nearest dollar. Since its beginning in 2008, a total of 501 scholarships, totaling $642,000, have been awarded to help area youth succeed in life. Scholarships are for high school seniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) is a member-owner of SEMO Electric Cooperative.
The application period for 2017 is now open. Applications for 2017 must be postmarked by January 6, 2017.
The scholarship application period is now open. Click here for application.
CYCLE Tour and Youth Tour events are for high school sophomores and juniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) is a member-owner of SEMO Electric Cooperative. Four finalists are selected by team members of SEMO Electric Cooperative. The application period for 2016 has closed. Please check back this fall to apply for 2017.
What's the CYCLE Tour? SEMO's high school sophomores are eligible for the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives' Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) Tour. It is a three-day leadership program with other Missouri students at Jefferson City.
What's the Youth Tour? SEMO's high school juniors are eligible for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour. More than 1,500 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year, and so can you! Travel to Washington, D.C., where you will meet your U.S. Representatives and Senators. This unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from your state. You will meet student leaders from nearly every state and hear dynamic leaders on Youth Day. Bottom line, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime and be part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs. Click for FAQs. The promo video below gives an overview of the experience.