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Opportunities Available for High School Students

  Opportunities Available for High School Students

Education, Training and Information is one of the seven principles of Sam Houston Electric Cooperative. Two of our most important programs that support education are open now for high school students.

Scholarships for Seniors

Sam Houston EC scholarship applications are available. High school seniors, including public, private and home school students, whose parents or legal guardians are active members of Sam Houston EC may apply.

Applications are available online at SamHouston.net. Click on the Community tab, then select Scholarships. Students can also visit their high school counselor for an application.

Completed applications must be received by Sam Houston EC no later than February 1.

Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 and $1,500 will be awarded in May.

Since 1992, than 700 local students have received scholarships from Sam Houston EC, to the tune of more than $1 million. The program is reserved solely for students whose parents or legal guardians are Sam Houston EC members. Scholarships are funded by unclaimed capital credits payments returned to the Cooperative by the state of Texas.

Youth Tour

Out of an abundance of caution amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth Tour has been canceled for 2021. While we are saddened by this decision, we know this is the right call, as the health and safety of our members and their families is our top priority. Rest assured that preparations for 2022 are already underway.

High school sophomores and juniors can win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., from Sam Houston EC.

The Government-in-Action Youth Tour is a youth leadership program sponsored by Sam Houston EC and organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. For more than 50 years, electric cooperatives across the nation have sent young adults to the nation’s capital for an action-packed tour.

Highlights of the trip include meeting congressional leaders, visiting national monuments, touring museums, and meeting other students from across the nation.

Eligible applicants must be a high school sophomore or junior, and a dependent of a Sam Houston EC member with permanent resident status in the Co-op’s service area.

For more information visit YouthTour.org and TexasYouthTour.com.