According to a news release, seven Central Virginia high school seniors have each earned $1,000 college scholarships awarded by the Education Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). The three 2019 Nelson County recipients are:
» Chloe Hellerman of Afton, who attends Nelson County High School. She is the daughter of Jeff and Leslie Hellerman.
» Henry Thompson of Afton, who attends Western Albemarle High School. He is the son of David and Maggie Thompson.
» Katie Coleman of Afton, who attends Nelson County High School. She is the daughter of Laura Coleman.
The students were eligible for consideration because their parents are consumer-members of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative.
Recipients were chosen based on a competitive screening process that considers financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Applicants must be a senior graduating from either high school or home school in 2019. They must also provide evidence of their acceptance into a post-high school educational institution or program. These grants can be used to pay for tuition, fees and books.