Valley Rural Electric Cooperative awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year to high school seniors as well as students already enrolled in post-secondary institutions.
The money to finance this initiative came from unclaimed capital credits refunds that previously had to be turned over to the state treasury. Thanks to the efforts of the cooperative’s political advocates, these resources were kept in co-op communities and used to assist consumers facing financial hardships, to support civic organizations, and to fund educational programs and scholarships.
The recipients of the scholarships are listed below. Congratulations to all of them.
|Recipient||H.S. (grad. year if not 2016)||Post-secondary Institution|
|Joshua Appleby||Southern Huntingdon County H.S.||Harrisburg Area Community College|
|Heidi Bliss||Mount Union Area H.S.||Lebanon Valley College|
|William Calvert||Hollidaysburg Area Senior H.S.||Shippensburg University|
|Emre Cardakli||Hollidaysburg Area Senior H.S.||Duke University|
|Abbey Cresswell||Southern Huntingdon County H.S. (2015)||Shippensburg University|
|Kaitlyn Fluke||Claysburg-Kimmel H.S.||Saint Francis University|
|Erin Forgy||Juniata Valley H.S.||Penn State|
|Alyssa Handy||Huntingdon Area H.S. (2015)||Pennsylvania Highlands Community College|
|Michael Morgan II||Southern Huntingdon Area H.S.||Penn State|
|Jacob Nead||Huntingdon Area H.S.||West Virginia University|
|Matthew Saich||Plum Senior H.S.||Case Western Reserve University|
|Alyssa Smithmyer||Juniata Valley H.S.||Penn State|
|Miranda Stouffer||Altoona Area H.S.||Penn State Altoona|
|Katherine Thurston-Griswold||Huntingdon Area H.S.||The College of Wooster|
|Brittany Truax||Forbes Road Junior/Senior H.S.||Virginia Tech|