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SVCC Power Line Worker Training Program

SVCC Power Line Worker Training Program

The Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives has an Education Scholarship Foundation that may award a $1,000 scholarship to a student who has been accepted into the Power Line Worker Training School at Southside Virginia Community College. The students had to have met the requirements of the College to include: work history, personal references, drug screen and DOT physical, provided high school transcript or GED certificate and assurance of some physical requirements.

To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must:

  1. Have a high school diploma or Official GED Certificate.

  2. Occupy a primary residence that receives its electric power from a VA, MD or DE Electric Cooperative. Click here for a list of the 15 qualifying electric cooperatives.

  3. Be enrolled in the SVCC Power Line Worker Training Program scheduled to begin February 27, 2017.

  4. Demonstrate financial need by providing the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) reported by parent or legal guardian on IRS Income Tax return.

  5. Submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your high school transcript and/or diploma or a copy of Official GED Certificate

    2. A copy of the most recent electric bill for your primary residence

    3. Proof of admission into the SVCC Power Line Worker Training Program (email or letter of acceptance)

    4. Complete and sign the Scholarship Application form.


      If you need assistance with this application process, please contact Nina Jacobs, Manager of Administrative Services, VMDAEC, by calling 804-968-4084 or emailing



Deadline to apply:

Friday, January 27, 2017 for the February 27th session

Friday, May 19, 2017 for the June 19th session

Friday, August 4, 2017 for the Sept 12th session


Application Form

(Please print clearly)


First Name:  _____________________   Last Name:   _______________________

Phone Number (include area code): _____________________________________

E-Mail: ____________________________________________________________

Parent/Legal Guardian Name: __________________________________________

Address of Primary Residence (include city, state and zip code):


What was the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) reported by parent/legal guardian on their most current (2014 or 2015) tax return?  $_______________________

Note:  AGI is located on Line 37/Form 1040; Line 21/ Form 1040A; or Line 4/Form 1040EZ

Number of dependents claimed on the same tax return: _____________________

Name of High School or GED:   __________________________________________

Signature: ___________________________________           Date: _______________

**Please scan this application and all required supporting documents into one pdf file and email to If you prefer to submit by mail, place all supporting documents in the same envelope and send to:

VMDAEC Education Scholarship
Attn: Power Line Worker Training School
4201 Dominion Boulevard, Suite 101
Glen Allen, VA  23060

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