Apply for the Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

Last year’s Youth Tour winners, pictured from left, were Alex Hoehn of Ottawa and Makenna Ricker of Leipsic.

What is Youth Tour?

The Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., from June 8-15 is an annual leadership program sponsored by Paulding Putnam Electric. It’s a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital that gives exceptional high school students the opportunity to meet with their congressional leaders at the U.S. Capitol, make new friends from across the state and country, and see many of the famous Washington sights.

Electric cooperatives from 43 states will send about 1,600 students this year for the annual tour.

While on Youth Tour, students will visit the Flight 93 Memorial, Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian museums, National Mall memorials, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Potomac River and so much more!

Will you be one of them? Apply by Feb. 17.

To apply for the Youth Tour…

Successful applicants:

  • must be a high school junior in Indiana.
  • must be a son, daughter or legal ward of a Paulding Putnam Electric member living on the cooperative’s lines and receiving electric service from the cooperative at the time of selection.
  • must submit an application from, along with grade transcripts indicating cumulative credit hours and grade point average.
  • must also submit a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, principal, teacher, or community or organization advisor.

Applicants will be required to take a test consisting of true/false and short essay questions about electric co-ops.

Applicants will receive the information necessary to study for the test when their application is received.