VA-MD-DE Electric Cooperatives offer $1,000
School or Home School Seniors Can Apply Now
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
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
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
Feb. 10, 2017
Access the Education Scholarship Guidelines and
Application Form under the Community Resources tab
www.vmdaec.com or from the Community page of the
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
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):
Copy of a
recent electric cooperative bill for primary
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.
standardized test scores (SAT and/or ACT), if
written by someone not related to applicant.
Upload the required documents or email them
in PDF format to the
Education Scholarship Selection Committee at
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Living magazine, for its member co-ops. For more
www.vmdaec.com or contact Nina Jacobs, Manager
of Administrative Services, at
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.
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.
congratulate these two young men and
wish them the best in their future