NOVEC and its co-op association offer scholarships

January 12, 2022

Contact: NOVEC Public Relations, 1-888-335-0500,

MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives are offering college, vocational, and trade school scholarships to public, private, and home-schooled high school seniors whose families receive electricity from electric cooperatives.

Online applications at for NOVEC’s scholarships are due Monday, March 14, 2022. VMDAEC applications are due April 1, 2022. Students may apply to both scholarship programs.

NOVEC Scholarship Program

The NOVEC Scholarship Program will award $1,500 college scholarships to qualified graduating high school students in NOVEC’s service territory in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties, and the City of Manassas Park. The overall outstanding student will also receive the $1,500 J. Manley Garber Scholarship, for a total of $3,000 in college assistance.  

NOVEC has introduced two new scholarships this year: One for a student who will attend a HBCU institution and one for a student who will attend a vocational or trade school. 

Selection committees will select students based on scholastic achievement, community service, work experience, and leadership skills.

For more information, visit or email

VMDAEC Scholarships

The VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation will award $1,000 scholarships to high school and home-schooled seniors whose parents or guardians are members of NOVEC or one of 14 other electric cooperatives in Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland. The foundation will select recipients based on financial need, academic achievement, and personal statements.

Applicants must be entering college or a technical/trade school in fall 2022. Find the application and guidelines at

VMDAEC will send scholarship funds directly to a recipient’s chosen educational institution for help with tuition, room and board, student fees, or book purchasing.

For more information, email

About the Virginia Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

VMDAEC, headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia, provides training, communications, legislative and other services to 15 electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.


NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit corporation that provides electricity to more than 177,000 metered customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke counties, the City of Manassas Park, and the Town of Clifton. The utility is one of the largest electric cooperatives in the United States. For more information, visit or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

NOVEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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