The tour gives member-owners of the cooperative the opportunity to learn how electricity is generated and transmitted to them for their use.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative developed the Scholarship Program; Basin is one of Southeastern Electric’s power suppliers. The program is designed to encourage and recognize the academic achievements of the children of rural electric cooperatives.
The National Rural Electric Youth Tour is an annual week-long event during which about 1,600 high school students from all over the country convene in Washington, D.C. to learn more about Government, Cooperatives, and Rural Electrification.
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and KSFY Television have joined together to recognize the achievements of high school senior's throughout the region. "Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week" has been celebrating the achievements of high school seniors since 2002.