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Education Scholarships




Proceeds of this annual tournament to benefit the Southside Opportunity Fund. 


SEC's 3rd Annual Opportunity Fund Golf Classic:

May 12, 2017


The Manor Golf Club

872 Manor House Drive

Farmville, VA 23901 


Tournament information packet 


For more information on sponsorships, donations and registration please contact Jacob McCann: (434) 645-3288 or (434) 294-0368 or




Southside Opportunity Fund Offers $1,000 Scholarships


In 2017, the newly formed Southside Opportunity Fund will award $1,000 scholarships to students served by the Cooperative. This fund was created by Southside Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors to increase our ability to support the future academic endeavors of students whose primary residence is served by SEC. The fund is supported through fundraising efforts along with proceeds from Hooper Park rentals.

A combination of weighted criteria is used in the selection process: 45 percent financial need, 45 percent academic achievement and 10 percent personal statement. Funds received must be applied towards tuition, student fees, lodging or textbooks.


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicant’s primary residence must receive its electric power from Southside Electric Cooperative.
  2. Applicant must be a high school or home-schooled senior graduating in 2017.
  3. Applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall of 2017. Proof of admission will be required if selected to receive a scholarship.

Southside Opportunity Fund Application 


 Application Deadline for 2017 has Passed.



SEC Power Line Worker Training School Scholarship 

Power Line Worker Training School Application 





VMDAEC 2017 Education Scholarships



Any high school or home school senior graduating in 2017 whose parents or guardians are consumer-members of Southside Electric Cooperative and whose primary residence is served by the cooperative is eligible to apply now for a $1,000 scholarship. Applications are due Feb. 10, 2017. 

Scholarships are awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (VMDAEC) Education Scholarship Foundation.  An applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall of 2017. Scholarships must be used towards tuition, student fees, room and board or textbooks. 

The Foundation selects scholarship recipients based on a combination of three weighted criteria: financial need at 40%, academic achievement at 40%, and personal statement at 20%. Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 31, 2017.

Application Requirements 

Scholarship Foundation Brochure 

2017 Application Deadline has Passed