Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is now accepting applications for its 2018 Community Scholarship program. For the first time ever, REC is now offering one-time $1,000 scholarships to current college students, along with current high school seniors. Eligible applicants must:
➤ Have a parent or guardian who is an REC member (meaning they receive electric service from the Cooperative) or be an REC member themselves.
➤ Be a senior in high school or a college student in Virginia.
➤ Be 21 or younger.
➤ Be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an accredited institution or training program.
Interested students must complete an application and write a 500-word essay. Final selection for these scholarships will be made by a committee based upon the applicant’s scholastic achievement, community involvement, recommendations, extracurricular activities and interest in community affairs. Recipients of the scholarship will be announced by the end of April. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.
“A scholarship from REC can be a significant stepping stone to a student’s future,” said Brian Wolfe, REC’s Community Scholarship program coordinator and public relation specialist. “The scholarships we award are just one of the many ways we support our local communities. Reaching out to offer assistance to our youth is making an important contribution to everyone’s future.”
The deadline for applying is March 5. Applications must be completed online at www.myrec.coop/scholarships. For additional information contact 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914 or email@example.com.