NOVEC and Regional Electric Cooperatives Award Scholarships

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Provided by NOVEC

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) have awarded college and higher-education scholarships to Northern Virginia high school seniors.

NOVEC Scholarships

NOVEC awarded $1,500 scholarships to 10 high school seniors after reviewing 194 applications. Judges reviewed applicants’ academic records, community involvement, work experience, recommendations, essays, and demonstrated leadership.

From the 10 students, the judges selected the most outstanding student to receive the $1,500 J. Manley Garber scholarship, named for NOVEC’s emeritus board director. Lydia Kang, the Garber scholar, received a total of $3,000.

NOVEC’s 2019 Scholarship Winners in Greater Prince William

  1. Lydia Kang — Garber Scholar, Battlefield High School
  2. Sahil Dharamsi — Osbourn Park High School
  3. Tate McLean — St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School
  4. Benjamin Kelly — Manassas Park High School

VMDAEC Scholarships

The VMDAEC Educational Scholarship Foundation awarded 58 $1,000 scholarships this year to students who receive power from electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. The foundation selected recipients based on applicants’ financial need, academic achievement, and a personal statement. Scholarship winners will enter their first semester of college, technical or trade school this fall.

Bridget Atkinson from Seton High School won a VMDAEC Educational Scholarship.

“We congratulate all scholarship winners and wish them the best as they prepare for higher education,” said Lisa Hooker, NOVEC public relations vice president.


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