Southside Opportunity Fund awards scholarships to students

Published 4:15 pm Friday, July 5, 2019

Twenty-one high school seniors from across Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) 18-county service area have earned scholarships awarded by the Southside Opportunity Fund (SOF).

The scholarships for students headed to college or a trade/ technical school were awarded by the Southside Opportunity Fund Board of Directors.

Receiving $2,000 scholarships were Madison Amos of Randolph-Henry High School, Logan Camden of Prince Edward High School and Cloey Bibbs of Amelia County High School.

This year’s recipients of $1,000 scholarships are:

Makalee Booth of Appomattox High School, Lauren Lipphard of William Campbell High School, Dakota Ward of Altavista High School, Kayla Chaffin and Keyonna Pryor of Central High School, Hannah- Gray Schmidt and Ireland Seagle of Fuqua School, Caroline Moore of Kenston Forest, Connor Sease and Rachel Watson of Amelia County High School, Michael Lee of Dinwiddie High School, Rebecca Katlyn Hicks and Trevor Leonard of Powhatan High School, Riana Craft of Nottoway High School, Hanan Davis of World Community Education Center, Cassidy Duncan of Staunton River High School, Allison Osborne of Gretna High School and Amanda McCormick of Manchester High School.

The SOF also donated $3,000 to Southside Virginia Community College’s Power Line Worker Training School for student scholarships.

To be eligible, students’ parents or guardians must be members of SEC, and applicants must be planning to enter their first semester of college or trade/technical school this fall.

Scholarships are funded by proceeds from the annual Southside Opportunity Fund Golf Classic and Southside Opportunity Fund Skeet & Trap Classic, along with Hooper Park rentals and other donations. The scholarships are an integral part of SEC’s community outreach program. Information about applying for scholarships next year will be available in the early part of 2020 at and from guidance counselors at high schools in SEC’s service territory.