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VA-MD-DE Electric Cooperatives offer $1,000 Scholarships


High School or Home School Seniors Can Apply Now

for 2017 VMDAEC Education Scholarships





Any high school or home school senior graduating in 2017 whose parents or guardians are consumer-members of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and whose primary residence is served by the cooperative is eligible to apply now for a $1,000 scholarship. Applications are due Feb. 10, 2017. 


Scholarships are awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (VMDAEC) Education Scholarship Foundation.  An applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall of 2017. Scholarships must be used towards tuition, student fees, room and board or textbooks. 


The Foundation selects scholarship recipients based on a combination of three weighted criteria: financial need at 40%, academic achievement at 40%, and personal statement at 20%. Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 31, 2017.



Application Deadline:  Feb. 10, 2017


STEP 1.  Access the Education Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form under the Community Resources tab of www.vmdaec.com or from the Community page of the Cooperative Living website, www.co-opliving.com.


STEP 2. Complete the VMDAEC Education Scholarship Application form using a computer.  Follow the instructions for uploading or otherwise providing supporting documents and do not leave any sections blank. Failure to provide requested information will result in disqualification. 


STEP 3.  Compile all documents listed below to provide with the application in electronic format, if possible.  Do not send any of these documents separately and use the following sequence (from front to back):

1.       Copy of a recent electric cooperative bill for primary residence.

2.       Personal statement.

3.       Copy of preliminary official high school or home school transcript. If it is school policy, the transcript can be mailed to P. O. Box 2340, Glen Allen, VA 23058-2340 in a separate envelope.

4.       Copy of standardized test scores (SAT and/or ACT), if taken.

5.       Recommendation letter written by someone not related to applicant.

  Upload the required documents or email them in PDF format to the VMDAEC     
            Education Scholarship Selection Committee
at foundation@vmdaec.com no later than
            Feb. 10, 2017.


In 2016, the VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation received more 200 applications from students in areas served by 15 electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.  From these, the Foundation Board selected 50 recipients. Over the past 15 years, 573 students have received a VMDAEC Education Scholarship. 


Founded in 1944, VMDAEC is the trade association for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and the 14 other not-for-profit electric distribution cooperatives serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Based in Glen Allen, Va., VMDAEC provides safety and employee training, governmental relations and legislative and communications services, including the publishing of Cooperative Living magazine, for its member co-ops. For more information, visit www.vmdaec.com or contact Nina Jacobs, Manager of Administrative Services, at njacobs@vmdaec.com or  804-968-4084.






Cain and Kidd Receive $1,000 Scholarships


De’Shawn Cain (top) of Emporia and Jarrod Kidd (bottom) of Boydton have each earned $1,000 college scholarships awarded by the Education Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). De’Shawn is the son of Nathan and Paulette Hicks-Cain and is a graduate of Greensville County High School. Jarrod is the son of Jeff and Wendy Kidd and is a graduate of Bluestone High School.

The VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to students who live in areas served by electric cooperatives in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Both students were eligible for consideration because their parents are members of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative.

We congratulate these two young men and wish them the best in their future endeavors.






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