Valley Rural Electric Cooperative awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships for the 2023-24 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||High School (grad. year if not 2023)||Post-secondary Institution|
|Kayla D. Baker||Forbes Road Junior/Senor H.S.||University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown|
|Joey L. Booze||Fannett-Metal H.S.||Penn State Mont Alto|
|Abigail M. Brodbeck||Mount Union Area H.S.||Mount Aloysius College|
|Grace V. Brown||Juniata Valley H.S.||Purdue University|
|Isaac T. Cummings||Huntingdon Area H.S.||Frostburg State University|
|Bronson W. Earley||McConnellsburg H.S.||Penn State Harrisburg|
|Elaine C. Farabaugh||Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic H.S.||Univeristy of Montevallo|
|Ryan E. Marshall||Huntingdon Area H.S.||Penn State Altoona|
|Quincy L. McMath||Forbes Road Junior/Senor H.S. (2021)||Shippensburg University|
|Molly A. D. Mellott||McConnellsburg H.S.||Saint Francis University|
|Braedon Q. North||Southern Huntingdon County H.S.||PennWest California (Deferred due to deployment in PA Army National Guard)|
|Majerle D. North||Southern Huntingdon County H.S.||Penn State Mont Alto|
|Emma D. Ritchey||Claysburg-Kimmel H.S.||Penn State Altoona|
|Adria M. Russell||Juniata Valley H.S.||Penn State University|
|Lia A. Simanski||Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic H.S.||Penn State University|