Co-op Lineworkers Bring Electricity to Bolivian Villages

Fifteen volunteer electric cooperative lineworkers recently returned to the United States from Bolivia with heavier beards, weary eyes and thinner waistlines.

But what they left behind after two and a half weeks of hard labor will endure long after they trim their whiskers and catch up on their sleep.

The lineworkers brought electricity for the first time to 52 households across five communities in the Oruro region of the South American nation.

Electric Cooperatives Accepting College Scholarship Applications


Electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware are accepting applications for their popular scholarship from high school seniors who intend to pursue higher education studies.

The scholarships are awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives’ Education Scholarship Foundation. Since 2001, the foundation has provided almost 800 scholarships to graduating high school students totaling more than $680,000.

Apply Now for 2019 VMDAEC Education Scholarships

Any high school or home school senior graduating in the spring of 2019, and whose primary residence is served by A&N Electric Cooperative, is eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to a two- or four-year college or trade school. The online application is posted at VMDAEC and Cooperative Living Magazine's Scholarship page.The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. 

2018 VMDAEC Scholarship Winners

Five Eastern Shore Students Earn Electric Co-op Scholarships

Five high school students whose families are served by A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC) have each earned $1,000 college scholarships awarded by the Education Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC):

Manna Café founders recognized with the Electric Cooperatives’ Good Samaritan Award

(Chincoteague, Va.) — A&N Electric Cooperative members Fran and Bill Lytle have been honored with the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (VMDAEC) Good Samaritan Award for their success in establishing the Manna Café.

Since January 2017, this weekly gathering in Christ United Methodist Church’s social hall has proved wrong the saying, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” offering a no-cost meal to area residents each Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.