An all-expense-paid tour of the nation’s capital awaits 44 high school juniors from Arkansas this summer.

If you apply for the 2020 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, you might be chosen for the week-long trip to Washington, D.C. The trip, which is sponsored by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, includes tours of major sites in Washington, such as the U.S. Capitol; the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Jefferson, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Vietnam, Korean and World War II memorials.

This spring, Woodruff Electric Cooperative will select two high school juniors to attend the 2020 tour, which is set for June 19-25. The winners will be selected through an essay contest. Applicants must be high school juniors and their parents/guardians must be members of Woodruff Electric Cooperative.

The Arkansas group will travel to Washington and return to Little Rock by air. Once in Washington, the students will join about 1,700 students from across the nation who are attending the tour thanks to their local electric co-ops.

Why do we do this? The answer is simple. Woodruff Electric Cooperative is committed to its members and to the communities it serves. Through the Youth Tour, we are helping Arkansas’ youth learn more about the workings of their nation’s government and the electric cooperatives, as well as develop leadership skills.

For more information, contact Woodruff Electric at 870- 633-2262 or visit for complete contest rules.The deadline for entries is March 23, 2020

Don’t miss out on this incredible, life-changing opportunity.

It’s a trip of a lifetime!

Apply now for the Glynn and Mildred Carpenter Scholarship

Glynn Carpenter was manager/CEO of Woodruff Electric Cooperative for 34 years. He and his wife, Mildred, both came from humble beginnings in Ashley County. Mr. Carpenter worked in the electric cooperative system for 53 years, retiring in 2003. Both Glynn and Mildred were strong advocates of higher education. Mr. Carpenter recognized the value of education and encouraged his employees, family and acquaintances to better themselves with learning.

In honor of Glynn and Mildred Carpenter, the Board of Directors of Woodruff Electric Cooperative established the Glynn and Mildred Carpenter Scholarship Program. 2020 graduating high school seniors may apply to win a $1,000 scholarship. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be a graduate of any public or private high school in the counties of Woodruff, Cross, Monroe, St. Francis, Lee or Phillips or in the town of Des Arc; or be a graduate of home schooling while residing in a household of a Woodruff Electric member. The applicant must also be the child, grandchild or dependent of a Woodruff Electric member. The applicant must be attending a university, college or technical school as a full-time student in the Fall of 2020.

The entire application must be completed in full, and received with the appropriate supplementary materials, in advance of the application deadline, which is March 23, 2020.

Go to for more information, complete instructions and the scholarship application forms