BEC Youth Program Applications Open September 15


Bandera Electric Cooperative will begin accepting youth program applications September 15. Each year, BEC offers scholarships to eligible high school seniors and currently enrolled postsecondary students and sends deserving students to the nation’s capital.

BEC will award ten $2,500 scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. 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.

BEC will also send four high school students to Washington, D.C., on a weeklong, all-expense-paid trip in the summer of 2022 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 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.

BEC is committed to the education of its members and their children—our leaders of tomorrow.
Applications will be accepted September 15, 2021 through February 15, 2022 and can be found at

Posted Tuesday, August 24, 2021