The trip of a lifetime
Each summer, Tipmont REMC sponsors a group of students going into their senior year of high school to experience a life-changing educational adventure to Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. The all-expense paid, seven-day trip includes visits with Indiana U.S. Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill and a rally with over 1,500 student delegates from across the country.
About the trip
Indiana will send a delegation of approximately 85 students from throughout the state. The students convene with more than 1,600 students from up to 46 states.
Students participating in the trip will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, tour the Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorials, take a night cruise on the Potomac River, and much more.
The Indiana Youth Tour students will also participate in a youth rally hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, during which they will share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of timely issues. The Youth Rally will prepare the students for a day on Capitol Hill, where they will have an opportunity to meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation.
Juniors who live inside the boundaries of the Tipmont service area are eligible to apply. Home-schooled students or students attending residential schools may also apply if the student’s family lives in the Tipmont service area. Students will be interviewed and selected by a committee of Tipmont REMC employees and directors. Please contact Tipmont Member Services at (800) 726-3953 to verify your eligibility.
Tipmont traditionally (and proudly!) sends the largest delegation of students in the state of Indiana. Because of the number of applications received, on-site interviews are conducted with Youth Tour candidates to aid in the selection process.
- Fill out the 2017 Youth Tour Application by Feb. 13, 2017
- Finalists will interview with Tipmont representatives at our Linden, IN headquarters. the interviews are typically held during the school day and are considered an excused absence. If a student is unable to travel to our office, every effort will be made to accommodate the student's needs.
- Candidates selected for Youth Tour will be notified within one to two weeks following the interviews
Please contact Member Services at (800) 726-3953 with any additional questions.