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College Scholarships

The 2016 NOVEC scholarship application will open in January.


NOVEC has proudly presented college scholarships for more than a decade to outstanding high school students who live in NOVEC territory in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford counties, and in the City of Manassas Park.  

In May and June, scholarship-selection committees awarded $1,500 scholarships to eight public high school seniors, one private high school student, and one qualifying senior who is a Co-op employee's dependent. The committees selected two scholarship recipients in Prince William, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties where the majority of NOVEC customers live. 

After the selection committees chose the scholarship winners, they conducted a second review and voted for the most outstanding student. That student received the $1,500 J. Manley Garber scholarship in addition to the $1,500 NOVEC scholarship —for a total of $3,000. 

Selection committees determined the 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. 

"The NOVEC High School Scholarship Program helps graduating seniors fulfill their desire for a college education," says Donna Snellings, the scholarship administrator. "The program is an important part of NOVEC's long-standing commitment to education. We salute and congratulate all of the recipients as they begin their college years this fall." 

NOVEC Scholarship Winners 

Kenneth Miller, Garber Scholar —Prince William County; Stonewall Jackson High School;GPA: 4.63
Emily Stafira —Prince William County; Forest Park High School; GPA: 4.34
Holly Rucker —Loudoun County; Loudoun County High School;GPA: 4.17
Michael Lidwin —Loudoun County; John Champe High School;GPA: 4.33
Quinn Morrow — Fauquier County; Kettle Run High School;GPA: 4.04;
Katherine Wood —Private/home school; Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School; GPA: 4.24
John Pace —Fairfax County; Westfield High School;GPA: 4.30
Rachel Dougherty —Fairfax County; Westfield High School;GPA: 4.21
Matthew Casias —Stafford County; North Stafford High School GPA: 4.42
Kyung Yun Min —City of Manassas Park; Manassas Park High School;GPA: 4.31
Margaret Hudak —NOVEC dependent; Battlefield High School;GPA: 4.11