Highland Senior Awarded SVEC Scholarship
Via a press release, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative announced that 11 high school students were recipients of scholarships valued at $1,000 each. Over the last 31 years, SVEC has contributed more than $150,000 to area youth throughout its service territory, offering scholarships to high school seniors whose parents or guardians are members. This year, SVEC’s Operation Round Up Committee selected the 11 scholarship recipients from a pool of 46 highly qualified applicants. Operation Round Up is SVEC’s charitable giving program, consisting of nine members from around the co-op’s service territory, plus one SVEC employee.
This year, Highland High School student Erin Brendel, was one of the scholarship recipients. Ms. Brendel plans to attend Carson Newman University in Tennessee this fall.
In addition to SVEC’s scholarship program, the Education Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives awarded $1,000 scholarships to four students in SVEC’s territory. Overall, the foundation awarded Worth Hudson scholarships to 57 students. They are named in honor of Hudson, the foundation’s first chairman.