Brenley Hackett of Appomattox is the recipient of the first Roberta Harlowe Scholarship award. The 2022 graduate of Cornerstone Christian Academy received the $2,000 award from Harlowe, a Central Virginia Electric Cooperative director, at a May 18 ceremony in Appomattox.

Hacket achieved an impressive GPA and has been active in volleyball, 4-H, chess, soccer, piano and leadership forums. She plans to attend Central Virginia Community College this summer and transfer to Centra College Nursing School in Lynchburg next fall to pursue a career in pediatric nursing.

Harlowe serves as vice chair of the CVEC Board of Directors and has previously served as chair of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives Education Scholarship Foundation.

“Education for the youth in our rural communities has been a long-time passion for me,” Harlowe said. “My husband, Bill, and I are honored to offer scholarships to help students continue their education beyond high school.”

Recipients are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. “The Roberta I. Harlowe Scholarship Fund is proud to recognize Miss Hackett’s outstanding academic achievements and wonderful community involvement,” Harlowe said.

—Report by Melissa Gay, Communications and Member Services Manager, Central Virginia Electric Cooperative