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VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation

We provide scholarships for post-secondary education to deserving but financially challenged students from our member electric cooperative territories.


The application opportunity for the 2017-18 application cycle has closed.  The 2018-19 application cycle (for high school seniors starting college in August 2019) will open on November 1, 2018.

Each year, the Education Scholarship Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships. A combination of weighted criteria is used in the selection process: 40% financial need; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement. Funds can be applied towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Primary residence of applicant's parent or legal guardian must receive its power from one of the 15 electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). For a list of qualifying electric cooperative service territories, visit here.

  • Applicants applying for a 2019 scholarship must be a senior graduating from either high school or home school in 2019.

  • Applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a post-secondary school in the fall of 2019.

Check back here starting November 1, 2018 for more information and to start the application process.

Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible and always welcome! For more information about making a bequest, please read our Estate Planning Brochure.

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