High School Seniors Earn Co-op College Scholarships
Three area high school seniors were awarded $1,000 each.
Three high school seniors from the service territory of Choptank Electric Cooperative have each received $1,000 college scholarships awarded by the Education Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.
The 2021 scholarship recipients are:
- Tanner Bails of Salisbury, a student at Mardela Middle & High School
- Rachel Noonan of Salisbury, a student at Delmar Middle & Senior High School
- Special Recipient of the Bill Sherrod memorial scholarship
- Delainey Sann of Preston, a student at Colonel Richardson High School
The students were eligible for consideration because their parents or guardians are members of Choptank Electric Cooperative.
“We commend these students on their outstanding academic achievements,” said Russell G. “Rusty” Brown, chair of the VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation Board and vice chairman of the board of directors at Northern Neck Electric Cooperative. “Our electric cooperatives are delighted to provide support to these worthy students, as they represent a future generation of leaders in their communities.”
The Foundation awarded Worth Hudson Scholarships of $1,000 each to 57 students. They are named in honor of Hudson, the first chairman of the VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation.
Since 2001, the Foundation has provided approximately 780 scholarships totaling more than $800,000 to aspiring college students as well as to the next generation of electric lineworkers.
The Foundation also awarded a special scholarship in memory of Bill Sherrod, the longtime editor of Cooperative Living magazine, to a student from Choptank Electric Cooperative who is planning to major in English and pursue a career as a writer and author.
“We’re extremely proud to be able to help these deserving young people from electric cooperative service areas continue their education, whether at a college or university, or in learning a trade.” said Mike Malandro, President and CEO of Choptank Electric Cooperative.
The Foundation is supported through tax-deductible donations and bequests from individuals, proceeds from fundraising events and CoBank’s Sharing Success Program. One hundred percent of donations go to students for scholarships. For information on donating to the Foundation, visit www.vmdaec.com/scholarship.