Schol­ar­ship any­one?

Rappahannock News - - OBITUARIES • SCHOOLS -

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 com­mu­nity@myrec.coop.

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