Windsor senior earns scholarship
Published 6:20 pm Saturday, June 9, 2012
Brittany Stephens, of Windsor, is the recipient of a $1,000 Worth M. Hudson college scholarship awarded by the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC).
Brittany, a senior at Windsor High School and the daughter of Amy and Charles Stephens, plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University.
She was awarded this scholarship based on a competitive screening process and was eligible for consideration because her parents are consumer-members of Community Electric Cooperative. Recipients are chosen based on three criteria: financial need (40 percent), academic achievement (40 percent) and personal statement (20 percent). Applicants must also provide evidence of their acceptance in a post-high school educational institution or program.
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This year, the VMDAEC Educational Scholarship Foundation received more than 200 applications from students who live in areas served by electric cooperatives in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The Foundation is awarding 20 Worth M. Hudson Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 and 20 VMDAEC Educational Foundation Scholarships in the amount of $500.
The Foundation is funded through tax-deductible donations from individuals and VMDAEC member electric cooperatives and also from proceeds from the Spring Round-Up Golf Tournament. Since its inception in 2001, the Foundation has awarded 359 scholarships totaling $258,500.