Opportunities In Education

Membership in an electric cooperative has many perks, especially if you’re a senior in high school with college aspirations.

Supporting Education

  • Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative has a long history of supporting education
  • Our programs show CVEC’s commitment to this cause, such as:
    • Hotline demonstrations, which teach students about the dangers of electricity
    • Youth Tour, which educates high school juniors about the cooperative history and business practices


Another is Coosa Valley Electric’s scholarship program.

  • Each year, the cooperative awards $4,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in its service area who meet the requirements and pass the panel interview process
  • Students may use these scholarships at traditional 4-year and 2-year institutions as well as trade and technical schools

Applying for a Scholarship

  • Students applying for these scholarships must do more than carry high marks
  • Their applications include:
    • Involvement in school and community organizations
    • Cumulative grade point average
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Proof of residency on CVEC’s system
    • School transcript
    • Family financial information

How Scholarships Are Awarded

  • An initial review panel sifts through all of the applications and chooses the top 5 which are then forwarded to a selection committee
  • While good grades are important, selection committee members must award scores based on course load, the level of activities outside of required school functions, and the family’s true financial need.
  • The selection committee also asks the top 5 students to submit to an oral interview
  • To prepare for this interview, students should ask a parent, school counselor, or teacher to grill on personal questions
  • The interviewer should think of it kind of like conducting a job interview
  • Questions such as “What are your plans for the next 3 years?” and “Why do you feel you deserve this scholarship?” are appropriate to get the students ready

For more information about the scholarship program, please call (800) 273-7210 or (256) 362-4180.