In 1999, the state of Texas made it possible for non-profit electric cooperatives to put unclaimed member capital credit refunds to use for student scholarships. This year, Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative, Inc. awarded $16,000 to 10 area students from these funds.
Two levels of scholarships were awarded. Eight one thousand dollar scholarships were awarded and two four thousand dollar scholarships were awarded.
The Scholarship Committee had the difficult task of awarding only 10 scholarships from 70 applications that were recieved. Each applicant was scored on financial need, community involvement, and academics.
The 2017 Scholarship Winners are:
$4,000.00 scholarship winners:
Maleny Gomez, Linden-Kildare High School
MyKayla Lindsey, Hughes Springs High School
$1,000.00 Scholarship Winners:
Justin Cook, Linden-Kildare High School
Taylor Barnes, Atlanta High School
Lindsey Montgomery, De Kalb High School
Payden Courtney, McLeod High School
Katie Jennings, James Bowie High School
Samantha Thompson, Maud High School
Karli Boatright, Redwater High School
Jamie Adams, Mt. Pleasant High School