Coop applications open Nov. 1

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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The opening date for applications for scholarships from the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) is Sunday, Nov. 1 and any high school or home school senior graduating in the spring of 2021, and whose primary residence is served by Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC), is eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to a two- or four-year college or trade school. The online application is posted at  The deadline to apply is Friday, February 19, 2021.   

Scholarships are awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (VMDAEC) Education Scholarship Foundation, which since 2001 has provided almost 800 scholarships to graduating high school students totaling more than $740,000. Last year, five seniors from CVEC electric territory were awarded scholarships. 

An applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a post-secondary or technical/trade school in the fall of 2021 and scholarship funds must be used towards tuition, student fees, room and board or textbooks. 

The Scholarship Foundation’s board of directors will select recipients based on criteria including financial need, academic achievement and a student’s personal statement. Award recipients will be notified no later than June 1, 2021.