BEC Scholarship, Youth Tour Applications Open October 1

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Each year, BEC offers scholarships to eligible high school seniors and currently enrolled postsecondary students. BEC is committed to the education of our members and their children—our leaders of tomorrow.

In 2020, BEC will award ten $2,500 scholarships. The BEC Scholarship may be applied to a four-year university, junior college or Texas Education Agency approved trade school as long as the student is considered full-time.

New Braunfels Area Community Foundation, an area nonprofit specializing in charitable giving and sound stewardship of funds and endowments, will manage the BEC Scholarship selection process to independently identify the most deserving recipients based on the following:
  • Financial necessity
  • Written essay
  • Participation in community and school activities
The online application will be the only one accepted; no paper copies or previous application forms will be accepted. Applications will be available beginning October 1, and the deadline to apply is Sunday, February 16, 2020. Visit for scholarship eligibility, guidelines, written essay prompt and the online application link.

In addition, BEC will send high school students to Washington, D.C., on a weeklong, all-expense-paid trip in 2020 to experience all the nation’s capital has to offer. While in D.C., students have the opportunity to visit many of the nation’s exciting museums and memorable landmarks, and meet other students from Texas and around the U.S., as well as their congressional representatives.

Applications will be available beginning October 1, and the deadline to apply for Youth Tour is Sunday, February 16, 2020. The application can be found at

The contest and tour are part of the Government-in-Action Youth Tour hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Cooperatives from across the country sponsor students from their respective service territories to attend this exciting event each year. To learn more, visit
Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2019