SVEC Scholarship Information
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest" - Benjamin Franklin.
Since 1992, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the region that it serves. These students have earned the scholarships with excellence in the classroom, extracurricular activities, and contributions to the community. In the years since the scholarship has been awarded, the Cooperative has given back more than $80,000 to the community. During the spring of 2017, SVEC will award ten $1,000 scholarships to students whose parents or guardians are member-owners of SVEC.
Furthering one’s education is the best investment for success in the future. The obstacles facing most students today are the rising costs associated with a college education.
The goal of SVEC’s scholarship program is to make a student’s dream of higher education become a reality. The only requirements for a student to apply for the scholarship are that their parents, or guardians, must be member-owners of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and the student must be a high school senior.
Students will be judged for the scholarship based on a number of criteria. The three most important criteria will be the quality of the essay provided by the student, participation in school/community activities, and the quality of their high school course load. Other information used to judge the applicants will be letters of reference and grade point average. It is important to note that the first step in the judging process is a blind review of the essays. The judges have no information (including name, high school, or gender) regarding who wrote the essays at this point. Based on the essays, the judges will narrow the applicant pool before reviewing all other information submitted with the application.
Application Form and Deadline: The application deadline has passed for 2017. We will notify recipients of a scholarship this spring.
If you have any questions, please call Cammie Tutwiler or Preston Knight at (800) 234-7832.
VMDAEC Offers Scholarships
Any high-school or home-schooled senior graduating in 2017 whose parents or guardians are member-owners of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and whose primary residence is served by the cooperative is eligible to apply now for a $1,000 scholarship. Applications are no longer being accepted for 2017.
Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 31, 2017.