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BEC opens youth program

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Bandera Electric Cooperative will is now accepting youth program applications.

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 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-expensepaid 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 event each year.

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2022, and can be found at