CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Young people who are heading off to college or a trade school might be eligible for some scholarship money.

The Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives will soon be accepting applications for its Education Scholarship Foundation.

Each year, the foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to high school or home-schooled seniors who are going to a two- or four-year college or a trade school.

In order to be eligible, the applicant’s parent or legal guardian must primarily live somewhere that gets power from one of the 15 electric cooperatives that serve the three member states.

Locally, those cooperatives include the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.

The student must also be graduating from a high school-equivalent program in 2024 and entering his or her first semester at a post-secondary school in the fall.

Applications will be accepted beginning Feb. 1 and the deadline to apply is April 1.

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