Scholarship Information, Guidelines, and Dates
This $2,000 scholarship is awarded by the Choptank Electric Trust to nine worthy college and/or technical trade students every May. We highly encourage anyone interested in attending a lineman's college to also apply.
To qualify for this scholarship, you must:
- Be a high school or home school, senior
- Be a member or employee of Choptank Electric Cooperative
- Enter a post-high school educational institution as a freshman in the fall of the year
Recipients are chosen based on a competitive screening process and are selected based on:
- Financial need
- Academic achievement
- Extracurricular and community activities
- Reference letters are required. Letters may be from school administrators, teachers, civic leaders, clergy or neighbors. Please limit to three references. Letters may not be submitted from relatives.
- Personal essay
The required essay should be limited to two typed, double-spaced pages on the following topic: "Why I have chosen to continue my education or select a technical/trade school and how this scholarship will assist me."
Please provide a cover page with your name, address and home telephone. Do not place your name on any other page of the essay.
Application deadline is March 15, 2023.
All sections of the Trust Scholarship Form, required documents, and the essay as outlined in the "Write an Essay" section must be sent by the deadline. Please note that the guidance counselor form must be completed by your guidance counselor or another appropriate school official.
All documents (including the essay) must be mailed as a single package.
Submit the completed application, along with official sealed transcript of grades and essay, to:
Choptank Electric Trust Scholarship
Attn: Marilyn Cook
P.O. Box 426
Denton MD 21629
Any incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration.
For additional information and the application, please call Marilyn Cook, 1.877.892.0001, ext. 8660.
Choptank Electric will present ten $1,000 educational scholarships at the close of each Annual Meeting, held every spring.
To be eligible for these scholarships, the following provisions will govern the acceptance of applicants from Choptank Electric Cooperative members:
The applicant must be a graduating high school senior OR a co-op member.
The student must be enrolled OR planning to enroll at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or a technical school in the fall of the same year the scholarship is awarded.
If a student is applying, the student must be a dependent or legal ward of an active Choptank Electric member.
The applicant must register to stream the Annual Meeting and be present for the drawing at the end of the Annual Meeting.
Winners of prior years’ scholarship are not eligible to participate.
Employees and dependents of Choptank Electric who are members, and the Board of Directors and their dependents are not eligible to participate.
Eligible students will need to complete the Luck Of The Draw Scholarship form to apply. Please refer to "Required Forms" section, below.
- We recommend Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete or print the form.
- To be eligible for this scholarship, the application must be filled out completely and submitted to the email on the form. Completed applications can also be dropped off at either of our offices in Denton or Salisbury.
***A confirmation email will be sent when we have received the application AND a phone call will be made to confirm your application has been processed.***
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (VMDAEC) Education Scholarship Foundation Board to students every May.
To qualify for this scholarship, you must:
- Be a high school or home school senior graduating in the spring of the current calendar year.
- Be entering his or her first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall of the current calendar year.
- Have parents or guardians are consumer-members of Choptank Electric Cooperative
- Location of service is the primary residence
- The scholarship must be used towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks.
Recipients are selected based on:
- Financial need at 40%
- Academic achievement at 40%
- Personal statement at 20%
Thank you for participating. Preference will be given to applicants who indicate a planned career as a line worker.