College Scholarship

College Scholarship

Apply Now for 2018 VMDAEC Education Scholarships

Any high school or home school senior graduating in 2018 whose parents or guardians are consumer-members of Community Electric Cooperative and whose primary residence is served by the cooperative is eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. For the online application and instructions, visit or  The deadline to apply is Friday, February 9, 2018.

Community Electric Cooperative participates in the college scholarship program sponsored by the Virginia, Maryland, & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC).

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;
  • 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 Community Electric Cooperative.
  • Applicants applying for a 2018 scholarship must be a senior graduating from either high school or home school in 2018.
  • Applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a post-secondary school in the fall of 2018.


In 2017, VMDAEC’s Scholarship Foundation awarded 58 scholarships as follows:

  • 50 applicants received Worth M. Hudson Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each;
  • 5 applicants received William M. Alphin Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each;
  • 1 applicant received the C. D Hypes Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000;
  • 1 applicant received the Gertrude Winston  Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000;
  • 1 applicant received the Paul Owen Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Over the past 17 years, the Foundation has awarded 627 scholarships totaling $526,500. 


To start the application, click here.

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