Scholarship available for fall 2024 school year
By McKayla Kiernan, Communications Specialist
The Choptank Electric Trust Board is pleased to announce that our annual scholarship program will begin accepting applications on January 2, 2024. If you are a high school or home-school senior whose parent or guardian is a member or employee of Choptank Electric Cooperative, you are eligible to apply for the Choptank Electric Trust Scholarship that is distributed by the Choptank Electric Trust Board, a 501(c)(3) organization. Applicants must be entering a post-high school educational institution or technical/ trade school as a freshman in the fall of 2024. The Choptank Electric Trust Board distributes nine $2,000 scholarships every May and scholarship recipients are selected based on a combination of the following criteria:
- Financial need
- Academic achievement
- Extracurricular and community activities
- Personal essay
The required essay should be limited to two typed, double-spaced pages on the following topic: “Why have I chose to continue my education and how will this scholarship assist me?” Letters of reference are required and may be from school administrators, teachers, civic leaders, clergy or neighbors (not from relatives).
Please limit to three references. The Academic Information section of the application must be completed by the student’s guidance counselor or other appropriate school official. Applications postmarked after March 15 will not be eligible for consideration.
For additional information and to download the application, please visit choptankelectric.coop/scholarships.