Youth Programs

As part of our commitment to our communities, Pioneer Electric offers several Youth Programs that provide informal and formal educational opportunities to young people in southwest Kansas. Our Youth Programs include tours, scholarships and internships.

Youth Tours

Any high school sophomore or junior in the Pioneer Electric service area whose parents or guardians reside in the territory served by Pioneer Electric may apply for the annual Youth Tours. These all-expense-paid educational trips to Washington, D.C. or Steamboat Springs, Colorado are sponsored by Pioneer Electric and the Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., of Topeka. The students selected to attend the youth tours shall have parents that reside in Pioneer Electric’s service territory or attend one of the following high schools: Elkhart, Stanton County, Hugoton, Lakin, Moscow, Rolla, Syracuse or Ulysses. Students that attend Sublette or Satanta High School should apply for the youth tour program through Southern Pioneer Electric Company.

Washington, D.C. Youth Tour

The “Government In Action” Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. takes place each June. During this week-long tour, students will visit historic sites, attend educational sessions, meet with Kansas elected officials and tour the White House.

Steamboat Springs, CO Leadership Camp

The “Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp” Youth Tour in Steamboat Springs, Colorado takes place in July. At this seminar, the participants will tour Craig Station, attend sessions featuring energy, safety and career opportunities as well as visit beautiful Steamboat Springs.

As part of the selection process, participating youth take a short written exam and attend a personal interview conducted by a panel of judges. The exam covers information furnished by Pioneer Electric.

Youth Tour Application Form

Scholarships

At Pioneer Electric, we strongly believe in developing opportunities for young people in southwest Kansas and encourage students within our communities to continue their education after high school. In keeping with this philosophy, we have established a Scholarship Program.

$1000 scholarships are available to high school seniors whose parents or guardians reside in Pioneer Electric’s service area. The scholarships are used toward tuition fees, books or on-campus room and board at the post-secondary school of the student’s choice.

Pioneer Electric offers the $1000 Powerline Technology Scholarship to students who plan to pursue a degree in Powerline Technology. Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship should complete the Pioneer Electric Scholarship form below and indicate your field of study as Powerline Technology.

The students selected for scholarships shall have parents that reside in Pioneer Electric’s service territory or attend one of the following high schools: Elkhart, Stanton County, Hugoton, Lakin, Moscow, Rolla, Syracuse or Ulysses. Students that attend Sublette or Satanta High School should apply for the scholarship program through Southern Pioneer Electric Company.

If you are interested in applying for a regular or powerline scholarship, please complete the application below.

Scholarship Application Form

To find out more about our various Youth Programs, please call (620) 356-1211 or 1-800-794-9302.

Scholarship Disbursement Form

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