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Choptank Electric Scholarships

Choptank Electric Cooperative supports the local communities and higher education for members with various scholarship opportunities. 


Choptank Electric Trust Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is awarded by the Choptank Electric Trust to seven worthy college students every May.

To qualify for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a high school or home school senior
  • Be a member or employee of Choptank Electric Cooperative
  • Enter a post high school educational institution as a freshman in the fall of 2018

Recipients are chosen based on a competitive screening process and are selected based on:

  • Financial need
  • Academic achievement
  • Extracurricular and community activities
  • References
    • Reference letters are required. Letters may be from school administrators, teachers, civic leaders, clergy or neighbors. Please limit to three references. Letters may not be submitted from relatives.
  • Personal essay 
    • The required essay should be limited to two typed, double-spaced pages on the following topic: "Why I have chosen to pursue a higher education degree and how this scholarship will assist me." Please provide a cover page with your name, address and home telephone. Do not place your name on any other page of the essay.

The scholarship funds are sent directly to the educational institution the student will attend.

The application, guidance counselor form, transcript, and financial information form must be sent by the deadline, March 15, 2018, along with an essay outlined in the application. The guidance counselor form must be completed by your guidance counselor or other appropriate school official.

You must submit this form along with your application, financial information form, transcript of grades and essay by the deadline to:

Choptank Electric Trust Scholarship,
Attn: Laurie Bireley
P.O. Box 426
Denton MD 21629 

Please note: Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please call Laurie Bireley, 1-877-892-0001, ext. 7733 or email her at

Financial Information              Application Form                Guidance Counselor Form


Annual Meeting "Luck of the Draw" Scholarships

Choptank Electric presents ten $1,000 educational scholarships at the close of its 2018 annual meeting. Applications must be completed and mailed, emailed, or dropped off at Denton/Salisbury offices by: by Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 3 P.M.

  • To be eligible for this scholarship, the following provisions will govern the acceptance of applicants from Choptank Electric Cooperative members:
  • The applicant must Be a graduating high school senior OR a co-op member.
  • The student must be enrolled OR planning to enroll at an accredited two or four year college, university, or a technical school for the fall 2018 term.
  • If a student is applying, the student must be a dependent or legal ward of an active Choptank Electric member.
  • Both student & parent(s)/legal guardian must be present at the end of the Annual Meeting to win.
  • Winners of prior years’ scholarship are not eligible to participate.

For additional application details and for how to submit your application, see the Luck of the Draw Scholarship Application


The VMDAEC Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (VMDAEC) Education Scholarship Foundation Board to students every May.

To qualify for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a high school or home school senior graduating in 2018
  • Be entering his or her first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall of 2018
  • Have parents or guardians are consumer-members of Choptank Electric Cooperative
  • Location of service is primary residence
  • Use of scholarship must be used towards tuition, student fees, room and board or textbooks.

Recipients are selected based on:

  • Financial need at 40%
  • Academic achievement at 40%
  • Personal statement at 20%

Preference will be given to applicants who indicate a planned career as a line worker. Successful applicants will be notified no later than June 1, 2018.

Application Deadline:  Friday, February 9, 2018

Access the Education Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form under the Community Resources tab of or you can visit the scholarship page directly, here.  




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