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College Scholarships up to $2,100

  • Wed Feb 26th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative

Orcas Power and Light Cooperative is accepting scholarship applications from high school sophomores and juniors. Three scholars will receive a $1,000 scholarship from OPALCO and the family of Nourdine Jensen. Part of the scholarship includes an all-expenses-paid trip to the Youth Rally, a co-op leadership camp in Idaho. Applications are available online at and are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10.

The Youth Rally is a week of fun social networking, 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. Students can earn additional scholarships for up to $1,100 at the Rally awarded by the Idaho Consumer Owned Utility Association.

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 due on Friday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m. to Suzanne Olson at Please call Suzanne at 360-376-3537 if you have questions. And, check out photos from past years at and also on Facebook @ICUAYouthRally.

OPALCO is our member-owned cooperative electric utility, serving more than 11,400 members on 20 islands in San Juan County. OPALCO provides electricity that is 97 percent greenhouse-gas free and is generated predominantly by hydroelectric plants. OPALCO was founded in 1937. Follow OPALCO @OrcasPower on Facebook and Twitter.