Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Community Scholarships

Two $2500 and Fifteen $1000 Scholarships Awarded

Each year Rappahannock Electric Cooperative offers the REC Community Scholarship program to students who are seeking to advance their career goals by attending a college or a career and technical school. To apply for each scholarship, the applicant's parent or guardian must be a consumer-owner of REC and the applicant must be planning to enroll in an accredited educational or training institution.

  • High School Scholarship – for current seniors in high school planning to attend a college or university.
  • College Scholarship – for students currently enrolled in a college or university.
  • Career & Technical School Scholarship – for students currently seniors in high school planning to attend a career and technical school or students currently enrolled in a career and technical school.

Scholarship applicant’s parents or guardians must be a member owner of REC and the appropriate scholarship application must be completed by the deadline for the student to be eligible. 

The application for the 2024 REC Community Scholarship has now closed. Recipients and Non-Recipients will be notified by email by the end of March 2024.

Recipients for each scholarship will be selected based upon their scholastic achievements, community involvement, recommendations and extracurricular activities. 

Project Big Heart's Claude H. Neff Memorial Scholarship

Project Big Heart is proud to announce it will be awarding $1,500.00 scholarships to high school graduates in the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Madison, Orange, and Rapahannock.

To be considered for this award, your parents/guardians must be on Rappahannock Electric Cooperative member and the student must be attending a community college or trade school.

 Please complete the attached application and return by mail or in person to  Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s office in Culpeper, 13252 Cedar Run Church Road, Culpeper, VA  22701, on or before April 26, 2024.

Download Application

Housing Scholarships Available for Lineworker Training School

REC is proud to offer two scholarships to REC Members enrolled in the Power Line Worker Program with Southside Community College.

Each Scholarship is valued at up to $1,250 and is intended to cover lodging for the 77-day duration of the program.

For more information or to apply, contact Suzanne Shook at suzanne.shook@southside.edu or 434-292-3101.

* Applicants must reside within REC's service territory.*

Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) Education Scholarship Foundation

High school students eligible to apply for the REC Community Scholarship are also eligible to apply for the Virginia, Maryland, Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives Education Foundation Scholarship.

  • Scholarship amounts are determined annually and are awarded to students throughout VMDAEC’s service areas, including REC
  • Scholarship winners will be selected based upon their scholastic achievements, community involvement, recommendations and written personal statement
  • To complete the application, go to www.vmdaec.com/content/vmdaec-education-scholarship-foundation
  • If assistance is needed with the VMDAEC application process, contact Sam Brumberg, VMDAEC scholarship coordinator, at scholarship@vmdaec.com

American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship

The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) Scholarship aims to recognize and reward outstanding academic achievement, leadership potential, and community involvement among high school seniors. This scholarship is open to underrepresented minority students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their academic and extracurricular activities.
The AABE Scholarship will provide financial assistance to selected students to help cover the costs of tuition, books, and other educational expenses. The exact amount and number of scholarships awarded will depend on the availability of funds and the quality of the applications received.

To apply for the AABE Scholarship, interested students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Be a graduating high school senior.
2. Enrolling at an accredited college or university/or trade school
3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
4. Pursuing a degree in business or one of the physical sciences: technology, engineering, mathematics, or technical trade certification
5. Submit a completed scholarship application by the specified deadline. (April 15, 2024)

Learn more about the AABE Scholarship here. 


Brian Wolfe

Brian Wolfe
Senior Public Relations Specialist

(540) 891-5914 | community@myrec.coop


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