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Powering the Future: REC Scholarship Funds Available


Since 1996, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has been powering the future with the Community Scholarship. Each year, local students who are seeking to advance their career goals by attending college or a trade school are encouraged to apply.

In 2020, 15 local students will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship and two will be chosen to receive a $2,500 scholarship to help them in the pursuit of higher education. The applicant’s parent or guardian must be a REC member-owner. There are three categories a student can apply to: students currently enrolled in a college, a high school senior planning to attend college, or a student planning to attend a trade school in 2020.

“REC is more than your local energy provider,” said Brian Wolfe, senior public relations specialist. “It’s important that REC is actively involved in supporting local communities and the Community Scholarship is a great way to help our youth.”

Applications are due January 27, 2020 and can be accessed from REC’s website. Recipients will be notified in March 2020. If you have any questions, contact Brian Wolfe at 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914 or

REC provides electric service to over 170,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


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