Central Virginia Electric Cooperative's headquarters in Nelson County. 

Any high school or home school senior graduating in the spring of 2020, 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. 28, 2020.

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 2020 and scholarship funds must be used toward tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks.

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 June 1, 2020. A combination of weighted criteria is used in the selection process: 40% financial need; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement.

For more information about the VMDAEC Scholarship Program, or to download a copy of the application, visit,, or

— Erin Conway

Reach Justin Faulconer at (434) 385-5551.

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Reach Justin Faulconer at (434) 385-5551.

Erin Conway covers Nelson County. Reach her at (434) 385-5524 or

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