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Education Scholarship Application

The Education Scholarship Foundation awards $1,000.00 scholarships annually. A combination of weighted criteria is used in the selection process:  40% financial need; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement.  Funds must be applied towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicant's primary residence must receive its electric power from one of the 15 member electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). For a list of our qualifying electric cooperative service territories, visit here.
  2. Applicant must be a high or home school senior graduating in 2017.
  3. Applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a post-secondary school in the fall of 2017. Proof of admission will be required if selected to receive a scholarship.

 

APPLICATION STEPS

Application Deadline:  February 10, 2017

STEP 1:  Complete the VMDAEC Education Scholarship Application.  All items marked with a red asterisk must be completed for the submit button to accept your application.  Failure to provide requested information may result in disqualification.  Send the application electronically using the submit button in the lower left-hand corner of the form no later than 10:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017.  You will receive an e-mail acknowledgement. Check your spam folder if you did not get it. 

If you hit the "submit" button and it takes you to the top of this page, you have entered incorrect information. Please go back and review the document and look for red outlined boxes to make your changes.  Be sure to hit "submit" once you have made the changes.

STEP 2:  Compile all documents listed below.  You can upload them using the upload button in the application or mail them.  To upload, scan all documents into a single PDF (use your name for the file name).  If you need help making a PDF, click  here.  If you are mailing, do not staple, paper clip, insert into binders or fold. Do not send any of these documents separately, except where noted.  Seal all documents in one envelope in the following sequence (from front to back):

  1. Copy of acknowledgement e-mail (Not required, if you are uploading them in the application).

  2. Copy of most recent electric bill from the electric cooperative serving your primary residence.

  3. One copy of your personal statement.  It must be only a one-page, typed and double-spaced document with your full name in the right-hand top corner.  The Foundation Board will score the statements based on the following: how compelling your statement is about why you should be selected to receive a scholarship, your financial need, your involvement in school and community activities and your family dynamics.  Points will be deducted, if you include a resume, profile of extracurricular activities, certificates, or other personal records.

  4. Copy of preliminary high or home school transcript.

  5. Copy of Standardized Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT).

  6. Recommendation letter written by someone not related to applicant.

If not uploading, submit the envelope containing the required documents to:

VMDAEC Education Scholarship Selection Committee
4201 Dominion Boulevard, Suite 101
Glen Allen, VA  23060

Postmarked no later than midnight, Friday, February 10, 2017 or hand-delivered no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, February, 10, 2017.

Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than May 31, 2017.  If chosen, you will be required to provide your student ID#, your acceptance letter from the post-secondary school, and the name and mailing address of the department (Financial Aid, Registrar’s Office, etc.) that should receive your scholarship check.  Funds will not be dispersed until this information is received.

If assistance is needed with any part of this application process, contact Nina Jacobs, Manager of Administrative Services, VMDAEC at Scholarship@vmdaec.com or call (804) 968-4084. Regretfully, due to the volume of applications received, we are not always able to notify those who will not receive a scholarship.

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