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We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015 NOVEC Scholarship


Each year, NOVEC awards college scholarships to high school students whose parents or guardians receive electric service from NOVEC. This online process is through Award Spring -- a secure website and will be opened January 5, 2016. 

The application and all required materials must be submitted through Award Spring no later than March 14, 2016.  

NOVEC's scholarship selection committees will award $1,500 scholarships to high school students in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford counties, and in the City of Manassas Park. In addition, they will award a single $1,500 scholarship to a student who lives in NOVEC's service territory and is either home-schooled or attends private school. Because the majority of NOVEC customers live in Prince William, Fairfax, and Loudoun, two students in each of these counties will receive $1,500 scholarships. After selecting scholarship recipients, the committees will review all winners and award the $1,500 Garber Scholarship to the top outstanding student. This student will receive a total of $3,000. 

Scholarship Requirements 

1.Applicant must be a college-bound high school senior whose home is currently served by NOVEC. 

2.Applicant must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average (G.P.A.) on a minimum 4.0 scale, which includes first-semester grades. Transcripts may be downloaded with the application, or mailed to Donna Snellings, NOVEC, P.O. Box 2710, Manassas, VA 20108, and will be added to the online application.If the transcript is mailed, it must be received by the March 14 deadline. 

3.Submit SAT's scores. Unofficial SAT scores will be accepted. 

4.Applicant must demonstrate a wide range of participation and leadership in extracurricular activities, community service and/or work experience. Supply information relating to these extracurricular activities. 

5.Submit two letters of recommendation –one from a high school official (teacher, counselor, school coach, etc.) and one from a member of the community (church leader, Scout leader, club leader, supervisor, etc.) These letters may be downloaded to the online application or mailed to Donna Snellings, NOVEC, P.O. Box 2710, Manassas, VA 20108 and they will be added to your online application. If mailed, they must be received by March 14. 

6.Applicant must write and submit a 400-word essay. The theme should be auto-biographical and should describe the experiences that have shaped the applicant's life, present activities, and aspirations for the future. 

7.All required materials must be submitted online no later than March 14. Failure to submit a complete package by the deadline will disqualify students from consideration. 

Completed scholarship applications will be reviewed by each county's NOVEC scholarship committee for evaluation and selection. 

Scholarships will be presented at pre-graduation ceremonies at the schools of selected students. A complete listing of winners will be published on NOVEC's website and printed in the August 2016 edition of Cooperative Living magazine.

For questions or to email in materials please use the following email address: scholarships@novec.com