Wise wins cooperative scholarship

Published 10:29 am Thursday, April 21, 2016

BUCKINGHAM — Buckingham County High School senior Shelby Wise is the recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship awarded by the Education Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC).

“These students were eligible for consideration because their parents are consumer-members of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative,” a press release stated.

“Recipients are chosen based on three major criteria: financial need (40 percent), academic achievement (40 percent) and community involvement (20 percent). Applicants must also provide evidence of their acceptance in a post-high school educational institution or program.”

This year, the VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation is awarding 50 $1,000 Worth Hudson scholarships to students who live in areas served by electric cooperatives in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. These grants can be used to pay for tuition, fees and books.