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Southside Opportunity Fund to Award $1,000 Scholarships


CONTACT: Ronald O. White
V.P., Public & Member Relations
(434) 645- 3211


Southside Opportunity Fund to Award $1,000 Scholarships

CREWE, Va – The newly formed Southside Opportunity Fund will award $1,000 scholarships to students served by Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC).

The Southside Opportunity Fund was created by SEC’s Board of Directors in 2016 to support the future academic endeavors of students whose parents or legal guardians are members of the Cooperative.

Scholarships are available to high school seniors who will enter their first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall of 2017.  All awarded funds must be used towards tuition, student fees, lodging/meals or textbooks.

Funded by proceeds from the SEC Opportunity Fund Golf Classic, Hooper Park rentals and other donations, the scholarship is an integral part of SEC’s community outreach program.

Students may apply by submitting completed applications via email at, by mail (postmarked by Friday, March 31), or hand-delivery no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, to SEC’s Headquarters Office: 2000 West Virginia Ave., Crewe, VA 23930. For complete application instructions, please visit or call 1-800-552-2118.

The 3rd Annual SEC Opportunity Fund Golf Classic will be held on Friday, May 12, at The Manor Golf Club in Farmville. For more information about this event, please contact Jacob McCann at or 434-645-3288.

Southside Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative that serves over 55,000 homes and businesses in portions of 18 counties in central and southern Virginia. Headquartered in Crewe, SEC has district offices in Altavista, Crewe, Dinwiddie and Powhatan.

For more information about all available SEC education scholarships, as well as the annual SEC Opportunity Fund Golf Classic, please visit: