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Power companies offer scholarships

The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) are accepting applications for two different scholarships from high school and home-schooled seniors who receive electricity from electric cooperatives.


The NOVEC Scholarship Program is offering a $1,500 scholarships to qualified graduating public high school students in NOVEC's service territory of Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties and in the City of Manassas Park.

An additional $1,500 scholarship will go to a student in NOVEC's service territory who either attends private school or is home-schooled.

From the scholarship winners, the committees will select the overall outstanding student who will also be awarded the $1,500 J. Manley Garber Scholarship.

Eligible applicants include college-bound high school senior with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and whose parents are current NOVEC customers.

Applicants need to be able to submit an official transcript with first-semester grades, SAT test scores, two letters of recommendation, a 400-word typed auto-biography and the online application found at novec.com/community/scholarship.cfm by March 16.

For more information about the NOVEC Scholarship Program, visit novec.com or contact Donna Snellings at dsnellings@novec.com or 703-392-1511.


High school and home-schooled seniors whose parents are electric cooperative members in Virginia, Maryland or Delaware can apply for scholarships from the VMDAEC Educational Scholarship Foundation.

Applicants need to be entering their first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall of 2015.

VMDAEC offers $1,000 scholarships to select students based on their financial need, academic achievement and personal statements.

Applications can be found online at vmdaec.com under the Community Resources tab and should be emailed to scholarship@vmdaec.com no later than midnight on Feb. 11.

For details about VMDAEC Educational Scholarships, contact Pam Johnson, manager of continuing education and training, at pjohnson@odec.com or 804-968-7153.
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