Students: Apply Now for 2020 Scholarships and Youth Tour

High School Seniors, apply today. $8,00 and $4000 scholarships

Benton REA scholarship and Youth Tour applications are available online. Youth Tour applications are due December 3. Scholarship applications are due January 3, 2020.


Graduating seniors whose parents are members of Benton REA and whose main residence is within Benton, Yakima or Lewis counties are eligible to apply forBenton REA’s scholarships.

Up to five students will earn an $8,000 academic scholarship to be used for tuition for a four-year, post-secondary education. In addition, up to two students will earn a $4,000 trade and technical scholarship for tuition at a community college, trade school or university.

Seven scholarships may be awarded in 2020. Visit to download the application and provisions for both scholarships.

Sophomores and Juniors

Benton REA will select two students to represent the cooperative on an all expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 18-25.

Children of members in their highschool sophomore or junior year and whose main residence is in Benton, Yakima or Lewis counties may apply.

Winners will travel with peers from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. In the capital, they will learn about cooperatives, meet U.S. representatives and senators, visit historic memorials and museums and observe the inner workings of our nation’s government. Visit to download an application.

For questions about Benton REA scholarships or the Youth Tour program, contact or call 509-786-8265. 

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