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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 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 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.