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Youth Programs


Since 1992, SVEC has offered scholarships to area youth who seek higher education. The primary requirements for a student to apply for the scholarship are that their parents, or guardians must be members of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and the student must attend a high school located in the counties or city served by the cooperative. Scholarships are valued at $1,000. The deadline for the 2022 scholarship has past.


Youth Tour

The 2022 Youth Tour for ’21-’22 high school juniors will be held in Williamsburg. For more information, please click here.


Virginia Institute on Cooperative Education (VICE)

A leadership conference to educate 16-19 year-olds about the cooperative form of business through interactive instruction that includes a live business simulation, “Who’s Minding the Store?” Students enhance their teamwork, leadership, and communication skills, with top performers having the opportunity to receive up to $2,000 in educational scholarships. Held March 25-27, 2022 at Graves Mountain Lodge in Madison County.

Apply here!


Additional Scholarship Opportunity

Through the Education Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC), high school seniors in SVEC’s service territory can apply for an additional $1,000 scholarship. A combination of weighted criteria is used in the selection process: 40% financial need; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement.

For more information, click here.