San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc. Academic Scholarship
San Bernard Electric Cooperative is proud to announce that it will be awarding one $1,000.00 scholarship to the twelve schools in its service area for the 2012 - 2013 school term. Scholarship applicants should be twelfth grade students and they must attend a college, technical school or another form of post-secondary educational institution.
The qualifications and guidelines are:
- The applicant and/or their parents must be a member of San Bernard Electric Cooperative.
- The applicant must be a graduating senior.
- The applicant must show proof of enrollment to an academic, vocational, or technical college.
- The applicant is a student in the top 25% of their graduating senior class.
- Applications need to be submitted to the school counselor.
- Deadline is set by the school counselor.
- Recipients are selected by the schools scholarship committee.
- A luncheon for the recipient and with the SBEC Board of Directors will be held in May.
San Bernard Electric Cooperative's Curtis Wood Memorial Scholarship
San Bernard will provide ten (10) scholarships for students to attend Prairie View A&M University for the first two semesters of college attendance and shall be established in the sum of $1,250.00 per student per semester, a total of $2,500.00. In a joint effort between SBEC and Prairie View A&M University, the scholarship will be promoted to the high schools that are in the SBEC service area. Prairie View A&M University will provide the application to be distributed to the high schools. San Bernard Electric Cooperative will award the scholarship in the recipients' name and Prairie View A&M's ID number and mail the scholarship amount to the Prairie View A&M University Financial Aid Department.
The following are the stipulations for the scholarship:
- The Senior High School Students' parent(s) or guardians must be a member of San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc.
- Student must provide a copy of the latest SBEC, Inc. bill.
- Recipient of the Scholarship will be students who have graduated high school the preceding spring or summer semester from schools within the counties of Austin, Colorado, Grimes, Lavaca, Montgomery and Waller, with no more than three (3) students from any one county awarded these scholarships with any given year.
- Recipients shall be from the top 50% of their graduating senior classes.
- The returning recipient will provide proof of Prairie View A&M enrollment and grade point average.
- The returning recipient must maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
The scholarship program will be reviewed annually by the Board of Directors of San Bernard to ascertain the desirability and feasibility of its continuation and shall be limited to the lesser of either $25,000 or 50% of the annual proceeds of the contingency fund bonds.
Texas Rural Electric Women's Association (TREWA) Scholarship
The Texas Rural Electric Women's Association (TREWA) is a statewide organization dedicated to providing scholarships for its members' children. However, the name is a little misleading. Although it was created for and continues to be run by women, in reality, many men are also members.
The scholarship funds come from the small ($10 per year) membership dues, as well as a raffle and arts/crafts sale at the Texas Electric Cooperatives annual meeting each year.
Scholarship forms and TREWA membership applications are available from:
www.trewa.org or contact Carol at San Bernard Electric Cooperative, Inc., 979-865-3171 or 800-364-3171.