Bluebonnet awards scholarships to 60 outstanding students
Trade & Technical scholarships

The recipients of the trade and technical scholarships are, front row, from left, Mattie Konvicka, Whitney Hodges, Madison Creek, Justin Majewski, Anna Rother, Brooke David and Emery Brockenbush; back row, from left, Bryson Murphy, Barrett Spacek, Logan Marek, Kaden Schimank, John Bostic, Weston Beasley and Dillon Hernandez. Not pictured: Alexandra Alvarado, Sadie Claxton and Zyrah Scott. Photo by Sarah Beal

Academic scholarships
The academic recipients, above,  are, front row from left, Weston Bauer, Weston Hinze, Kelsey Zientek, Bryan Gonzalez, Kenley Mikolajchak, Cassidy Fuchs, Caylee Garza, Garrett Tittle, Hadlee Ladewig, Chloe Callan, Jada Martin, Rachel Frerich, Jared Mueller, Katie Mikolajchak, Briana Torres and Eli Saunders; second row, from left, Carlee Edwards, Breanna Loredo-Rayas, Hayden Bexley, Morgan Becka, Allison Schneider, Maile Escalona, Kiersten Reed, Avery Turner, Jamie Doggett, Madelyn Birnbaum, Grace Howe, Adrienne Zientek, Laci Marburger, Nathan Lucas and Piper Swisher; and back row, from left, Abby Kennon, Kacie Morriss, Briana Mutschink, Creed Whitfill, Avery Croft, Cole Heger, Emily Spiess and Gavin Gomez. Not pictured: Wylie Barrett, Kathleen Coleman, Waylon Hinze and Branson Warmke. Photo by Sarah Beal

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative awarded $150,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors from across the cooperative’s service area in April. Each Scholarship of Excellence is for $2,500. This year more than 180 students applied for 60 scholarships. The cooperative awarded 43 academic scholarships to students who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees and 17 scholarships to students pursuing trade or technical certification or degrees in a vocational field.

Recipients plan to study dental hygiene, land surveying, construction science, nursing and other fields at schools including Blinn College, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas State Technical College and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Students pursuing bachelor’s degrees plan to attend Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, Sam Houston State University and Texas Tech University, among others. Their planned areas of study include computer science, agriculture, biology, fashion merchandising, forensic and investigative science, and small business entrepreneurship.

The cooperative has given out more than $600,000 in scholarships in the past five years. Get applications for 2023 scholarships in November on