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Any high school or home school senior graduating in the spring of 2019, and whose primary residence is served by Delaware Electric Cooperative, is eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to a two- or four-year college or trade school. The online application is posted at and available here.  The deadline to apply is Friday, February 8, 2019.  

Scholarships are awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (VMDAEC) Education Scholarship Foundation.  An applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a post-secondary or technical/trade school in the fall of 2019 and scholarship funds must be used towards tuition, student fees, room and board or textbooks.  The application will be open starting on November 1st, 2018.

Please note that to be considered complete, SAT and/or ACT scores MUST come directly on an official College Board report and uploaded into our application system. This information can be found on and the ACT report can be found on Scores listed on transcripts do not qualify. If a student has taken the SAT more than once, he/she may take the best score from each test ("Super Score"), but both tests must be submitted in the package to qualify.

The Scholarship Foundation’s board of directors will select recipients based on criteria including financial need, academic achievement and a student’s personal statement. Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 31, 2019.

In 2018, VMDAEC’s Scholarship Foundation awarded 56 scholarships as follows:

  • 54 applicants received Worth M. Hudson Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each;
  • 1 applicant received the C. D Hypes Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000;
  • 1 applicant received the Gertrude Winston  Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000;

Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has awarded 683 scholarships totaling $582,500.  Donations to this program are welcomed and are tax-deductible. Questions about donations and the application process should be directed to Sam Brumberg, via email at [email protected].

Founded in 1944, VMDAEC is the trade association for Delaware Electric Cooperative and the 14 other not-for-profit electric distribution cooperatives serving the Mid-Atlantic region. It is based in Glen Allen, Va., and provides safety and employee training.

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