Valley Rural Electric Cooperative awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships for the 2017-18 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 scholarship.
The recipients of the scholarships are listed below. Congratulations to all of them.
|Recipient||H.S. (grad. year if not 2017)||Post-secondary Institution|
|Joshua Allison||Williamsburg H.S.||South Hills School of Business & Technology|
|Sydney Barnett||Huntingdon Area H.S.||Penn State Altoona|
|Karah Dickson||Tussey Mountain H.S.||Penn State Altoona|
|Jordan Harnish||Juniata Valley H.S.||Huntingdon County Career & Technology Center|
|Emily Hollibaugh||Mount Union Area H.S.||Indiana University of Pennsylvania|
|Lauren Kensinger||Central H.S.||Penn State Altoona|
|Rachel Martin||Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School||Penn State Mont Alto|
|Patrick McCauley||Williamsburg H.S.||Saint Francis University|
|Bronwyne Mellot||McConnellsburg H.S.||Penn State Altoona|
|Olivia Mottern||Southern Fulton Junior/Senior H.S.||Millersville University|
|Anna Ormsby||Central H.S.||Geneva College|
|Lindsey Palmer||Southern Fulton Junior/Senior H.S.||Wilson College|
|Samantha Shoemaker||Huntingdon Area H.S. (2016)||Penn State Altoona|
|Teddi Weimert||Tussey Mountain H.S.||Penn State|
|Michia Whitsel||Southern Huntingdon County H.S.||Penn State|