The 2019-2020 Scholarship Application Cycle
will open November 4

Each year, the Education Scholarship Foundation awards $1,000 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.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Primary residence of applicant’s parent or legal guardian must receive its power from one of the 15 electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). For a list of qualifying electric cooperative service territories, visit here.
  • Applicants applying for a 2020 scholarship must be a senior graduating from either high school or home school in 2020.
  • Applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a post-secondary school in the fall of 2020.


For applicant questions, please direct inquiries to [email protected].

Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible and always welcome! For more information about making a bequest, please read our Estate Planning Brochure.

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Today is National Peanut Day! If you like peanuts, let us know below! Here's a delicious recipe for Colonial Peanut Soup that was featured in our March/April Commonwealth Kitchen column.

Colonial Peanut Soup
Courtesy of Virginia Carolinas Peanuts Promotions

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons grated onion
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken broth
½ cup creamy peanut butter
¼ teaspoon salt, optional
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; add onion and celery. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add flour and mix until well blended. Stir in chicken broth and allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, strain broth. Stir the peanut butter, salt and lemon juice into the broth until well mixed. Serve hot in cups. Garnish each cup with a teaspoon of chopped peanuts. Makes 6 servings.

Recipes like this can be found in each issue of Cooperative Living and online at www.co-opliving.com!

You can also submit your favorite recipes at www.co-opliving.com/food/commonwealth-kitchen/ or email [email protected]
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