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Womack earns electric co-op scholarship

Brandon Womack, a senior at A Beka Academy Homeschool and son of Michael and Christine Womack, of Dillwyn, has received a $1,000 college scholarship awarded by the Education Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC).

According to a VMDAEC press release, students are eligible for consideration because parents are consumer-members of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative.

“Recipients are chosen based on three major criteria: financial need, academic achievement and community involvement,” VMDAEC officials said. “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 Worth Hudson $1,000 scholarships to students who live in areas served by electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. The release stated that these grants can be used to pay for tuition, fees and books.

According to the release, the foundation is funded through tax-deductible donations and bequests from individuals, proceeds from benefit fundraising events and Co-Bank’s Sharing Success Program.