Ambassador Scholarship Winner – Isabella Burden

In 2023, the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperative (OAEC) launched the OAEC Ambassador Program for Oklahoma’s Electric Cooperative Youth Tour delegates. To qualify, delegates participated in four co-op activities and were entered into a drawing for a $5,000 scholarship. Delegates could earn up to three additional entries by participating in other co-op activities or events. A delegate from Northwestern Electric Cooperative was awarded the $5,000 scholarship.  

AEC’s 2023 Youth Tour delegate Isabella Burden, Medicine Lodge High School, promoted AEC, OAEC, Youth Tour, and all things electric cooperative, and her dedication to this program earned her the AEC Ambassador Scholarship worth $2,000. 

Burden will use the scholarship money at Northwestern Oklahoma State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work and eventually work for an adoption agency. 

“I have always loved helping others, especially children,” she said. “I have seen how many children are being neglected, and I decided one day I would become the person who made a difference in those children’s lives.”