College Scholarships

2014 NOVEC Scholarship

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

New this year is the Stars Online™ scholarship application process. Click here to check the status of your  application. All applications must be completed and submitted online with all the required materials by Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

This scholarship awards $1,500 to high school students in five counties where NOVEC provides electric service – Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and in the City of Manassas Park. In addition, a single $1,500 scholarship is awarded 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 counties, two $1,500 scholarships are awarded in these counties.

After the scholarships are awarded, another review will be conducted of the winners and selection committees will award the $1,500 Garber Scholarship to the top outstanding student. This student will receive a total of $3,000.

  • For more information, contact Donna Snellings
  • Phone 703-392-1511 or 1-888-335-0500, ext. 1511
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 (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. Submit an official transcript that includes first-semester grades.
  3. Submit SAT’s scores. Unofficial SAT scores are accepted.
  4. Applicant must 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 (teacher, counselor, etc.) and one from a member of the community.
  6. Submit a 400-word typed essay. The theme should be auto-biographical, describing the experiences that have shaped your life, your present activities and aspirations for the future.
  7. All required materials must be submitted online no later than March 18, 2014.
  8. Failure to submit a complete package by the deadline will disqualify students from consideration.
  9. Completed scholarship applications will be reviewed by each county’s NOVEC scholarship committee for evaluation and selection.
  10. Scholarships will be presented at pre-graduation ceremonies at the schools of selected students. A complete listing of winners will be published on this page and printed in the August 2014 edition of Cooperative Living magazine.

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.