If you are a high school or home school senior whose parents or guardians are members or employees of Choptank Electric Cooperative, you could be eligible to apply for the Choptank Electric Trust Scholarship which is distributed by the Choptank Electric Trust Board, a 501-c-3 organization. Applicants must be entering a post high school educational institution as a freshman in the fall of 2019.
The Choptank Electric Trust Board distributes seven $2,000 scholarships every May and scholarship recipients are selected based on a combination of the following criteria:
- Financial need
- Academic achievement
- Extracurricular and community activities
- Personal essay
The required essay should be limited to two typed, double-spaced pages on the following topic: “Why I have chosen to pursue a higher education degree and how this scholarship will assist me.” Reference letters are required with a maximum of three per student. Reference letters may be from school administrators, teachers, civic leaders, clergy or neighbors, but may not be submitted from relatives. The Academic Information Section of the application must be completed by your guidance counselor or other appropriate school official. Please submit the completed application to:
Choptank Electric Trust Scholarship
Attn: Laurie Bireley
P.O. Box 426
Denton MD 21629
Any incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must be postmarked no later than, or hand-delivered to the Denton or Salisbury District offices, by 4:30 p.m. by end of business on Monday, March 11, 2019. Applications postmarked after this date will not be eligible for consideration. For additional information and the application, please call Laurie Bireley, 1.877.892.0001, ext. 7733 or visit our website at www.choptankelectric.coop and under Member Benefits, click on Scholarships.