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Sterling Seniors: NOVEC Awards Open....... VMDAEC Foundation awarded 359 scholarships for $258,500

January 14, 2013

NOVEC and VMDAEC Offer Scholarships

NORTHERN VIRGINIA -- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives are accepting applications from Northern Virginia high school seniors for higher-education scholarships.

(NOTE from Eugene Delgaudio: NOVEC may not apply to Sterling residents but only residents who have companies outside Sterling. VMDAEC is open to all Sterling residents and is a larger program, see below)

NOVEC's Scholarship Program

NOVEC scholarship selection committees will award $1,500 scholarships to qualified graduating high school students in NOVEC's service territory: Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties and the City of Manassas Park. The selection committees will award an additional $1,500 scholarship to a student in NOVEC's service territory who either attends private school or is home-schooled.

From the scholarship winners, the committees will select the overall outstanding student for the $1,500 J. Manley Garber Scholarship. The winner of this scholarship will therefore receive a total of $3,000.

Scholarship committees will look for students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, community service, work experience, and leadership skills.

A scholarship applicant must:

1. Be a college-bound high school senior whose parents or guardians currently receive electric service from NOVEC

(note from Eugene Delgaudio: your parents can own a company or business in the NOVEC service area)

2. Have at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and submit an official transcript that includes first-semester grades

3. Submit Student Achievement Test (SAT) scores

4. Demonstrate a wide range of participation and leadership in extracurricular activities, community service and/or work experience

5. Submit two letters of recommendation - one from a high school official, such as a teacher or counselor, and one from a community member

6. Submit a 400-word typed essay - directions are included with the application form

A student may download the NOVEC scholarship application by going to and selecting "Scholarships," or by contacting Donna Snellings at: , 703-392-1511, or toll free 1-888-335-0500, ext 1511.

Students should mail completed applications to: Donna Snellings, NOVEC, P.O. Box 2710, Manassas, VA 20108; or hand deliver them to one of the following NOVEC offices no later than March 18, 2013.

Lomond Business Center

10323 Lomond Drive

Manassas, VA 20109

Balls Ford Corporate Center

10432 Balls Ford Road

Manassas, VA 20109

Gainesville Technical Center

5399 Wellington Branch Drive

Gainesville, VA 20155

Minnieville Office

14500 Minnieville Road

Woodbridge, VA 22193

Failure to submit a complete package by March 18 will disqualify a student from consideration.

NOVEC representatives will present scholarships at pre-graduation ceremonies at the schools of selected students. The August edition of Cooperative Living magazine and NOVEC's website will profile scholarship recipients.

NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Va., is a not-for-profit, vertically integrated corporation that supplies and distributes electricity and energy-related services to more than 150,000 customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke counties, the Town of Clifton, and the City of Manassas Park. It is one of the largest electric companies of its kind in the nation. For more information, visit or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

VMDAEC Scholarships

High school seniors whose parents or guardians are electric cooperative customer-owners are eligible to apply for 2013 educational scholarships, which will be awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives Educational Scholarship Foundation. An applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a post-high-school educational institution in the fall of 2013.

The foundation will award $500 and $1,000 scholarships to students who have been selected based on financial need, academic achievement, and a personal statement. VMDAEC will send scholarship funds directly to a recipient's chosen educational institution for help with tuition, room and board, student fees, or the purchasing of books.

Detailed information on the eligibility and application requirements is available at or or by mail: Ms. Pam Johnson, VMDAEC Scholarships, 4201 Dominion Blvd., Glen Allen, VA, 23060.

The Application Form must be submitted electronically via e-mail no later than midnight, Friday, March 8, 2013. The Application Packet must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 15, 2013, or hand-delivered to the VMDAEC office no later than 4 p.m. on Friday March 15, 2013. Call Pam Johnson at 804-968-7153 for more information.

The VMDAEC Educational Scholarship Foundation Board has awarded 359 scholarships totaling $258,500 to students in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware since 2000. The Foundation is funded through tax-deductible donations from individuals and VMDAEC member electric cooperatives, and from the proceeds from fundraising events.

VMDAEC, based in Glen Allen, Va., provides training, communications, legislative and other services to NOVEC and 14 other electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

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