Valley Rural Electric Cooperative awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships for the 2020-21 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 2020)||Post-secondary Institution|
|Grace K. Baker||Central H.S. (2018)||Penn State University|
|Brooke E. Boonie||Juniata Valley H.S.||Shippensburg University|
|Austin J. Bridenbaugh||Central H.S.||University of Pennsylvania|
|Sarah A. Cisney||Southern Huntingdon County H.S.||Indiana University of Pennsylvania|
|Mackenzie R. Clemens||Claysburg-Kimmel H.S.||Penn Highlands Community College|
|Jarred S. Covert||Southern Huntingdon County H.S.||Penn State University|
|Sofia N. Dinardi||Huntingdon Area H.S.||Penn State University|
|Konnor C. Getz||Mount Union Area H.S.||Stevens Institute of Technology|
|Lindsey A. Hollenshead||Southern Fulton H.S.||Dickinson College|
|Joseph D. Kunsman||Williamsburg H.S.||Shippensburg University|
|Matthew J. Leonard||Tussey Mountain H.S.||Shippensburg University|
|Victoria L. Longenecker||Central H.S.||Penn State University|
|Grace M. Mosemann||Southern Fulton H.S.||Shippensburg University|
|Elizabeth M. K. Speck||Huntingdon Area H.S.||Hillsdale College|
|Adam L. Uplinger||Williamsburg H.S.||Geneva College|