Valley Rural Electric Cooperative awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships for the 2022-23 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 2022)||Post-secondary Institution|
|Abigail J. Aurand||Mount Union Area H.S.||Pennsylvania Highlands Community College|
|Kiersten E. Baker||Tussey Mountain H.S.||Penn State University|
|Cassie R. Berkhimer||Claysburg-Kimmel H.S.||Saint Francis University|
|William U. Black, III||Southern Huntingdon County H.S.||Penn State University|
|Devin R. Delo||Mount Union Area H.S.||Waynesburg University|
|Alison J. Hemcher||Huntingdon Area H.S.||Georgetown University|
|Olivia M. Henry||Forbes Road Junior/Senor H.S.||Juniata College|
|Jennifer N. Hess||Southern Huntingdon County H.S.||Lock Haven University|
|Katheryn D. Longenecker||Central H.S.||Penn State Altoona|
|Brittney N. McMullen||Southern Huntingdon County H.S. (2019)||Juniata College|
|Josie F. Mills||Commonwealth Charter Academy (2021)||University of Pittsburgh|
|Haylie A. Mingle||Central H.S.||Indiana University of Pennsylvania|
|Ethan K. Snyder||Halifax Area H.S.||Penn State University|
|Katie G. Waite||Forbes Road Junior/Senor H.S.||Shippensburg University|
|Parker N. Zonts||Hollidaysburg Area Senior H.S.||University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown|