Sam Houston EC Awards $81,000 to Local High School Seniors

Sam Houston EC awards scholarships each year to high school seniors whose parents or guardians are active consumer-members of the Cooperative.

The money that funds the scholarship program comes from unclaimed capital credits that are returned to the Cooperative by the state of Texas and earmarked for scholarships.

After careful consideration of applicants’ academic achievements, activities, college plans, financial need and personal recommendations, Sam Houston EC awarded $78,000 in scholarships to 30 students.

Scholarship winners may apply the funds toward tuition and fees at the Texas college or university of their choice.

Since its inception in 1992, the scholarship program has awarded more than $1.5 million to nearly 800 local students.

2023 Scholarship Winners

$3,000 Scholarship Winners
Kade Layton Brackin - West Hardin
Emberlee Grace Compton - Hardin-Jefferson
Colby James Ewing - Liberty
Ja’Noria Janay Harrell - Livingston
Ashley Sky Hernandez - Caney Creek
Riley Joseph Hickox - Big Sandy
Maci Grace Hill - Livingston
Corynn Jule Kaleh - Big Sandy
Loren Marie Massey - Coldspring-Oakhurst
Sydnie Marie Odom - Woodville
Anna McKinley Overstreet - Livingston
Eva Andrea Perez - Corrigan-Camden
Libertyann Justice Polonski - Caney Creek
Jaxon Lee Potter - Livingston
Jayson Vernon Potter - Livingston
Jocelyn Ramirez - Caney Creek
Jacklyn Rylee Russell - Onalaska
Brianna Adriane Shaw-Rucker - Coldspring-Oakhurst
Levi William Smart - Silsbee
Kylie Lynn Stichler - Caney Creek
Irissa Vera - Corrigan-Camden
Quinton Russell Walberg - Coldspring-Oakhurst
James Loyd Whiteside - Kountze
Tangela Ara’e Yates - Shepherd

$1,500 Vocational Scholarship Winners
Jimena Margarita Hernandez - Livingston
Alejandra Margarita Perez - Goodrich
Jackson Royce Rayburn - Chester
Thomas Cole Standley - Woodville
Taylor Ann Sublett - Shepherd
Jason Valderez Jr - Big Sandy