VMDAEC Educational Scholarship Foundation


The Educational Scholarship Foundation awards $1,000.00 scholarships. A combination of weighted criteria is used in the selection process:  40% financial need; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement.  Funds can be applied towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks.



The primary residence of applicant's parent or legal guardian must receive its electric power from one of the 15 member electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). For a list of qualifying electric cooperative service territories, visit


Applicant must be a senior graduating from either high school or home school in 2015. You must be


Applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a college or technical/trade school in fall 2015.

In 2014, the VMDAEC Educational Scholarship Foundation received 364 applications from students in areas served by 15 electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.  From these, the Foundation selected 55 applicants to receive Worth M. Hudson Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, four applicants to receive the C. D Hypes Memorial Fund in the amount of $1,000 each, and two applicants to receive the James C. Tennant Memorial Fund in the amount of $1,000 each for a total of 61 scholarships. Over the past 14 years, 470 students have received a VMDAEC Educational Scholarship.   

The application opportunity for a 2015 VMDAEC Educational Scholarship officially closed on February 11, 2015.  Please return to this page in September for the 2016 application form and instructions.

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