CREC's annual Youth Tour contest is open to high school juniors who live and attend school in the cooperative's general service area, or who have CREC service in their homes. The weeklong program is a unique opportunity to learn about democracy and leadership in Washington, D.C.
CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) Program is a three-day conference held in Jefferson City, Mo. each summer. The annual contest is open to high school sophomores who live and attend school in the cooperative's general service area, or who have CREC electric service in their homes. Local teachers are invited to nominate sophomore students to serve as CYCLE delegates, or students may apply independently.
Students who are seniors in high school or current college students are eligible to apply for CREC scholarships that are awarded annually through the cooperative's Community Trust. The application period usually opens in January of each year, with the scholarship recipients being announced in June.