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

The 2023-24 scholarship application window is now open!


Click the APPLY NOW button here

to submit your application.


Deadline for entries is April 1st.

Scholarship Basics

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. More details are listed here.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The primary residence of the applicant’s parent or legal guardian must receive its power from one of the 15 electric cooperatives served by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. For a list of qualifying electric cooperative service territories, visit here.
  • Applicants applying for a scholarship must be a senior graduating from either high school or home school in 2024.
  • Applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a post-secondary school in the fall of 2024.


2019-2020 scholarship recipients

Scholarship Foundation

For applicant questions,

please direct inquiries to

[email protected].

Scholarships awarded by the foundation are sustained by your local cooperative and financial contributions that may take many forms. These include tax-deductible contributions to the Foundation and are always welcomed! Your donation can be a gift, done anonymously, or in honor or memory of a specific individual.



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