BEC Scholarships and Youth Tour Applications Open


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 2021, 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 financial necessity, participation in community and school activities, and an essay.

The online application will be the only one accepted; no paper copies or previous application forms will be accepted. The application deadline  is Friday, February 26, 2021. Visit for scholarship eligibility, guidelines, essay prompt and the online application link.

BEC will also be sending high school students to Washington, D.C., on a weeklong, all-expense-paid trip in 2021 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.

The deadline to apply for Youth Tour is Monday, January 18, 2021. The application can be found at

The tour is a 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, September 15, 2020