NHEC’s Women’s Scholarship Deadline Approaches

$2,500 goes to "non-traditional female adult learner"

Press release

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) is accepting applications for the third annual Kathy Anderson Scholarship. The scholarship will award $2500 to a deserving New Hampshire woman who is seeking to better her life through education. The deadline for applications is May 17, 2013.

The Scholarship is named after Kathy Anderson, the late wife of NHEC President/CEO Fred Anderson, who passed away in 2010 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. A lifelong learner who operated her own Accounting and Tax practice from her home in Campton, Kathy spent years studying nights at the dining room table, often with help from her two children, to earn her degree from Marywood University in her early 40s. Kathy was active in her community, volunteering at school and serving as a member of the PTA. She was also an original director of Project Care, NHEC’s emergency assistance fund for NHEC members in need.

To honor her legacy of caring, the Kathy Anderson Scholarship is awarded to one non-traditional female adult learner pursuing a degree at a qualified institution. Applicants must be female residents of New Hampshire over the age of 25 who are also members of NHEC. Complete eligibility criteria and Scholarship applications are available online under the Community menu at NHEC.coop. Completed applications, postmarked no later than May 17, 2013, should be sent to:

New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation

c/o Kathy Anderson Scholarship

579 Tenney Mountain Hwy.

Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264

For more information, or to inquire about making a donation to the Kathy Anderson Scholarship Fund, please contact NHEC Foundation Executive Director, Audrey Goudie at 536-8699, or GoudieA@nullnhec.com.

The NHEC Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) fund, is funded by members of the New Hampshire Electric Co-op whose monthly electric bills are rounded up to the next dollar with the proceeds benefiting the Foundation. Founded in late 2005, the Foundation has donated more than $1.8 million to support charities, organizations and programs that improve the quality of life in New Hampshire. To participate in Round Up, please visit NHEC.com and click on the “Contribute Now” button or call Member Solutions at 1-800-698-2007 to “Opt In.”

NHEC is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.