REC awards $20,000 in scholarships to local students

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) announced the awarding of  $20,000 in scholarships to local students.

The scholarships are awarded to students looking to advance their education and career goals.

Some of the scholarship funds went to 4 local students this year.

Frederick County Virginia Commonwealth University student Sanae Stokes received a $2,500 scholarship.

Sherando High School students Jona Benson and Hunter Legge received a $1,000 scholarship each.

Virginia Tech student Alexis Dennis of Frederick County also received a $1,000 scholarship as did Clarke County homeschool student Julia McKenzie.

Scholarships are awarded each year with applications open for 2024 here and must be submitted by February 9.

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News Maker Brian Wolfe on REC Scholarship deadline for applying

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has 17 scholarships available for students in high school or universities, colleges and or trade schools.

We spoke with Senior Public Relations Specialist for REC Brian Wolfe in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Brian explains how much the scholarships are worth.

He also tells us that the deadline for applying is tomorrow Tues. Jan. 25.

Brian tells us how the scholarships are awarded and how to apply.

To apply and find out more visit

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