Apply now for VMDAEC education scholarships

Published 3:58 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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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 Friday, 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.

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 Scores listed on transcripts do not qualify. If a student has taken the SAT more than once, he/she may take the best score from each test (“Super Score”), 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 June 1, 2020.

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

In 2019, VMDAEC’s Education Scholarship Foundation awarded 58 Worth Hudson scholarships to students who live in areas served by electric cooperatives in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The scholarships are named in honor of Hudson, the Foundation’s first chairman and former chairman of the board of directors of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative in Chase City. Since 2001, the Foundation has provided almost 800 scholarships to graduating high school students totaling more than $680,000. The number of scholarships awarded each year is based on the funds available.

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