graduate Kyle Brendel is the recipient of one of 10 $1,500 Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative scholarships awarded annually.
Kyle, who is also an Eagle Scout, graduated from Manassas Park High in June and plans to attend the University of Virginia this month.
He is the son of Kevin and Patricia Brendel of Manassas Park.
NOVEC awards college scholarships every year to students whose families live in each NOVEC territory. Those territories are Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties as well as Manassas Park.
Scholarships are also awarded to private or home school children as well as children of NOVEC employees.
Only one student in Manassas Park can receive the annual NOVEC scholarship for that area. Up to two students in other areas can received a scholarship. The number of scholarships recipients is dependent on the number of customers in that area.
Award recipients are determined by independent selection committees who consider a candidate's academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership qualities and work experience, according to a NOVEC press release.
The selection committee selects a scholarship recipients from each area to receive another $1,500 in scholarship money through the J. Manley Garber Scholarship.
This year, Courtner Clark of Loudoun County received the Garber scholarship, which is named for vice chairman of the NOVEC board of directors. Garber has served on the board since 1950.
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