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Davis, Walton earn scholarships

Roman Davis of Victoria and SaRoya Walton of Farmville were two of five are students who have each earned $1,000 college scholarships awarded by the Education Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.

Davis is a graduate of Fuqua School. Walton graduated from Prince Edward County High School. They were eligible for consideration because their parents are members of Southside Electric Cooperative.

“We commend these students on their outstanding academic achievements,” Russell G. “Rusty” Brown, chair of the Education Scholarship Foundation Committee, said. “Our electric cooperatives are delighted to provide support to these worthy students, as they represent a future generation of leaders in their communities.”

This year, the Education Scholarship Foundation awarded 57 scholarships of $1,000 each to students who live in areas served by electric cooperatives in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Since 2001, the foundation has provided approximately 780 scholarships totaling more than $740,000 to aspiring college students and to the next generation of electric line workers.