Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives are offering higher-education scholarships to public, private, and home-schooled high school seniors who receive electricity from electric cooperatives.

Applications for NOVEC's scholarships are due March 13, and VMDAEC applications are due Feb. 8. Students may apply to both organizations.

The NOVEC Scholarship Program will award ten $1,500 college scholarships to qualified graduating public high school students in NOVEC's service territory, which includes Prince William and Stafford counties. Another $1,500 scholarship will go to a student in NOVEC's service territory who either attends private school or is home schooled. In addition, the overall outstanding student will receive the $1,500 J. Manley Garber Scholarship, for a total of $3,000 in college assistance.

Selection committees will select students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, community service, work experience, and leadership skills. The application is available at

A high school or home-schooled senior whose parents or guardians belong to one of 15 electric cooperatives in Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland may apply for a scholarship from the VMDAEC Educational Scholarship Foundation. An applicant must be entering college or a technical/trade school in autumn 2019.

The foundation will award $1,000 scholarships to students who have been selected based on their financial need, academic achievement, and personal statements. VMDAEC will send scholarship funds directly to a recipient's chosen educational institution for help with tuition, room and board, student fees, or book purchasing.

To access the application and guidelines, visit

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Cathy Jett: 540/374-5407