Any high school or home school senior graduating in the spring of 2019, and whose primary residence is served by Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, 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 Feb. 8.

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 post-secondary or technical/trade school in the fall of 2019 and scholarship funds must be used towards tuition, student fees, room and board or textbooks.

To be considered complete, SAT and/or ACT scores must come directly on an official College Board report and uploaded into our application system. This information can be found on and the ACT report can be found on If a student has taken the SAT more than once, he/she may take the best score from each test, but both tests must be submitted in the package to qualify.

The Scholarship Foundation’s board of directors will select recipients based on criteria including financial need, academic achievement and a student’s personal statement. Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 31, 2019.

Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has awarded 683 scholarships totaling $582,500. Donations to this program are welcomed and are tax-deductible. Questions about donations and the application process should be directed to Sam Brumberg, via email at

Get weekly Nelson County news alerts

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.
Load comments