Valley Rural Electric awards scholarships to local high school seniors

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BLAIR AND HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Valley Rural Electric Cooperative awarded some high school seniors at 13 public schools with $1,000 scholarships for those enrolled in post-secondary education.

Valley Rural Electric is a member-owned cooperative providing electric service to consumers in eight counties of South-Central Pennsylvania.

The co-op’s Brighter Future Scholarship Program was created to assist eligible students who are cooperative members or their dependents. Since its 2010 creation, Valley has granted nearly $240,000 in scholarship grants.

Criteria for scholarships include academic achievement, school activities and community service.

The following Blair County high schools had seniors receive a scholarship:

  • Central High School
  • Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School
  • Tyrone Area High School
  • Williamsburg High School

The following Huntingdon County high schools had seniors receive a scholarship:

  • Huntingdon Area High School
  • Juniata Valley High School
  • Mount Union Area High School
  • Southern Huntingdon County High School

For more information about Valley Rural Electric Cooperative’s Brighter Future Scholarship Program, call 1-800-432-0680 or visit www.valleyrec.com.

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