Community Scholarships

Every year REC awards community scholarships to students in our service territory. For the first year ever, REC is now offering scholarships to current college students. Eligibility for the REC Community Scholarship is based on the following criteria. Applicants must:

  • Have a parent or guardian who is an REC member or be an REC member themselves
  • Be a senior in high school or a college student in Virginia
  • Be 21 or younger
  • Be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an accredited institution or training program

The REC Community Scholarship assists students by reducing educational expenses such as tuition, books, or room and board. Eligible applicants can apply online for the scholarship by visiting REC's scholarship application page here: 2018 REC Community Scholarship. Create a free account by submitting an email address and password to begin the process. All applications must be completed by Monday, March 5, 2018.

A scholarship committee selects winners based upon their scholastic achievements, community involvement, extracurricular activities, a written essay, and recommendations. Recipients of the scholarship will be announced by the end of April 2018.

For more information about REC's Community Scholarship Program, contact Brian Wolfe, scholarship coordinator and public relations specialist, at or 540-891-5914.


Dev Patel

Dev Patel, 2017 Scholarship recipient.

For Additional Information Contact:

Brian Wolfe, REC's public relations specialist
1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914