Former NHEC President Fred Anderson presents the 2019 Kathy Anderson Scholarship to NHEC member Kate Varney of Alton

PLYMOUTH, NH – Kate Varney of Alton, NH was selected as the 2019 recipient of the 9th annual Kathy Anderson Scholarship.

Named for the late Kathy Anderson, wife of retired New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) President/CEO Fred Anderson, the scholarship was created to help a deserving New Hampshire woman who is seeking to better her life through education.

Varney, an NHEC member, mom of four and an Alton resident, was unanimously chosen to receive the $2,500 scholarship to help continue her studies at the University of New Hampshire, where she is pursuing her Degree in Civil Engineering.  After receiving her degree, Kate plans to follow in the footsteps of her father, a civil engineer, and continue the family business – Varney Engineering.

“Kate is a very grateful and motivated woman with a strong passion for her family and her community.  This was very clear upon meeting her in person,” said Fred Anderson.

The Kathy Anderson Scholarship was established in 2011 and awards one, $2,500 scholarship annually to a non-traditional female learner over the age of 25 who is a member of NHEC. The Kathy Anderson Scholarship is funded by individual contributions made in Kathy’s name to the NHEC Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 charitable fund that has contributed over $3.5 million to charitable organizations within NHEC service territory since 2006.