VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Program for Graduating High School Seniors

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, and are sent directly to educational institutions.

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 Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). For a list of qualifying electric cooperative service territories, visit here.
  • Applicants applying for a 2021 scholarship must be a senior graduating from either a public or private high school or home school in 2021.
  • Applicant must be entering his or her first semester at an accredited institution of higher education, trade or professional school, or other post-secondary institution in the fall of 2021.


The 2020 scholarship cycle will close on February 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Prevailing Time.  

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