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Scholarships available through electric cooperatives

posted Jan 4, 2017, 12:56 PM by Kathy Hughes   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 12:56 PM ]
Image result for central virginia electric coop logoCourtesy of Nelson County Times

Students graduating from high school or home school and who live in the home of a Central Virginia Electric Cooperative member-owner, and who will begin attending a post-secondary school in 2017 are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship offered by the Electric Cooperatives of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware (VMD).

Visit www.mycvec.com/scholarships.html to learn more and to complete an application.

In addition, the VMD Educational Scholarship Foundation is offering a special scholarship for high school seniors interested in working in the electric utility industry. Applications are being accepted for a $1,000 scholarship for an 11- week Power Line Worker – Career Studies Certificate course offered at Southside Community College (SVCC).

The course features classroom and hands-on training for those who want to take the first step toward becoming a power line worker. Applicants must be enrolled in the SVCC Power Line Worker Program to apply. Students who are interested may contact SVCC directly or email comm@mycvec.com to receive a copy of the application.

Headquartered in Nelson County, CVEC is a member-owned electric distribution utility serving more than 36,000 meters in 14 counties across Central Virginia.