College Scholarships

2014 NOVEC Scholarship

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2014. The deadline date was March 18.

NOVEC has proudly presented college scholarships for more than a decade to outstanding students who live in five counties where we serve – Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford – and in the City of Manassas Park. Because the majority of NOVEC customers live in Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun counties, two $1,500 scholarships are awarded to students in these counties.

The Co-op also awards a $1,500 scholarship to a student who lives in NOVEC’s service territory and is home-schooled or attends private school. Another $1,500 scholarship is presented to a qualifying student who is a Co-op employee’s child or dependent.

After selection committees choose scholarship winners, they conduct a second review and select the top outstanding student for the $1,500 J. Manley Garber scholarship. The winner of the Garber scholarship receives a total of $3,000.

The NOVEC High School Scholarship Program helps graduating seniors fulfill their desire for a college education. The program is an important part of NOVEC’s long-standing commitment to education. Selection committees choose recipients based on scholastic achievement, community service, work experience, and demonstrated leadership qualities. Scholarship winners excel academically and participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, ranging from student government to sports teams.

NOVEC High School Scholarship Program Winners

Rachel Zoll (Garber Scholar) – Prince William County, High School: Thomas Jefferson High School; GPA: 4.39; College: University of California, Berkeley
Kirsten Stiller – Prince William County, High School: Forrest Park High School; GPA: 4.25; College: University of Virginia
Louis Holiday – Loudoun County, High School: Freedom High School; GPA: 4.57; College: Yale University
Tamanna Sahni– Loudoun County, High School: Freedom High School; GPA: 4.51; College: Virginia Commonwealth University Honors College
Grace Cottrell – Fauquier County, High School: Kettle Run High School; GPA: 4.03; College: Virginia Tech
Akua Nyarko-Odoom – Private/Home School, High School: Flint Hill School; GPA: 4.21; College: Virginia Tech
Zartosht Ahlers – Fairfax County, High School: Thomas Jefferson High School GPA: 4.34; College: Princeton University
Zak DePasquale – Fairfax County, High School: Robinson Secondary School; GPA: 4.48; College: University of Virginia
Justin Jordan – Stafford County, High School: Mountain View High School; GPA: 4.12; College: University of Notre Dame
Karen Xu – City of Manassas Park, High School: Manassas Park High School; GPA: 4.0; College: Duke University
Kevin Villagomez (NOVEC dependent), High School: Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School; GPA: 4.08; College: Virginia Tech

2014 VMDAEC Scholarships

Any high school or home school senior whose parents or guardians are consumer-members of NOVEC, and whose primary residence is served by the cooperative, is eligible to apply now for the 2014 Electric Cooperative Educational Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives' (VMDAEC) Educational Scholarship Foundation Board.

An applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall of 2014.  In 2014, the Educational Scholarship Foundation Board will be awarding $1,000 Scholarships which must be used for tuition, student fees, room and board or the purchase of books.

The Foundation Board selects scholarship recipients and scholarship amounts that are awarded based on three major criteria: financial need at 40%, academic achievement at 40%, and a personal statement at 20%.

For detailed information and to apply please go online to www.vmdaec.com or www.co-opliving.com/community/scholarship.htm. Applications must be received to scholarship@vmdaec.com no later than midnight on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Founded in 1944, VMDAEC is the trade association for NOVEC 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, governmental relations and legislative and communications services, including the publishing of Cooperative Living magazine, for its member co-ops.  

For more information, visit www.vmdaec.com or call Pam Johnson, Statewide Training Coordinator at 804-968-7153.