Apply for The VMDAEC Scholarship to Fund Your Dreams
Electric cooperatives in the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association are preparing to accept applications for their popular scholarship for high school seniors who intend to pursue higher education studies or trade school. The scholarships are awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (VMDAEC) Education Scholarship Foundation which, since 2001, has provided almost 800 scholarships to graduating high school students totaling more than $680,000.
The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Award recipients will be notified no later than June 1, 2020. The online application is posted at https://vmdaec.com/scholarship/
scholarship Qualifications include:
Any high school or home-schooled senior graduating in spring 2020, and whose primary residence is served by a VMD member cooperative, is eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to a two- or four-year college or trade school.
The applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a post-secondary or technical/trade school in the fall of 2020. Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the educational institution, and must be used toward tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks.
For the application to be considered complete, SAT and/or ACT score reports must come from the College Board. A score report must be uploaded by the student in the online application system. Scores listed on transcripts do not qualify. If a student has taken the SAT more than once, he or she can take the best score from each test (“Super Score”), but both tests must be submitted in the package to qualify.
Recipients will be selected based on these weighted criteria: financial need at 40%, academic achievement at 40% and personal statement at 20%.
Questions about donations and the application process should be directed to Sam Brumberg, scholarship program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.