Community Scholarships

Volunteerism, resourcefulness, and determination are characteristics exhibited by those seeking to reach their lifelong dreams of a being a nurse, engineer, teacher or one of many other career paths. REC recently awarded 20 Community Scholarships to students exhibiting these qualities. The program awards scholarships to select graduating high school seniors and college students from the communities served by REC. Recipients compete for the scholarships though an application process, which includes submitting an essay on a community issue.

“REC’s Community Scholarship recognizes not only the scholarship efforts of high school seniors and college students, but also their community involvement, “said Brian Wolfe, REC’s scholarship coordinator. “These are amazing young adults who have accomplished much during their academic careers. REC is proud to assist them as they begin a new phase in their life, working to extend their education.

The 2018 REC Community Scholarship recipients are:

  • Aaron Brooks, Spotsylvania High School, Spotsylvania
  • Aleigha Orvine, Louisa County High School, Louisa
  • Alexa Key, Sherando High School, Frederick
  • Allyson Gray, Mary Washington University, Spotsylvania
  • Ashley Harris, Patrick Henry High School, Hanover
  • Ashley Sharp, James Madison University, Madison
  • Avery McNamee, Spotsylvania High School, Spotsylvania
  • Bethany Melvin, Shenandoah University, Frederick
  • Caroline Yi, Eastern View High School, Culpeper
  • Elanor Welch, Clarke County High School, Clarke
  • Haley Davis, University of Virginia, Greene
  • Joshua Racer, Virginia Tech, Rappahannock
  • Justin Mosely, Homeschooled, Fauquier
  • McKenzie Smith, William Monroe High School, Greene
  • Nathan Walton, Patrick Henry High School, Hanover
  • Quinn Hart, King William County High School, King William
  • Rachel Combs, Liberty University, Culpeper
  • Rebakah Chapman, William Monroe High School, Greene
  • Roman Miller, Virginia Tech, Hanover
  • Zachariah Kahler, Patrick Henry High School, Hanover

Applications for the 2019 REC Community Scholarship will be available in late 2018. For more information about REC's Community Scholarship Program, contact Brian Wolfe, scholarship coordinator and senior public relations specialist, at or 540-891-5914.


Quinn Hart

Quinn Hart, 2018 Scholarship recipient.

For Additional Information Contact:

Brian Wolfe, Senior public relations specialist
1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914