Nueces Electric Cooperative recently awarded the Ramiro De La Paz Memorial Scholarship to 24 seniors from nine high schools: Alice, Gregory-Portland, Calallen, Orange Grove, Port Aransas, Riviera Kaufer, Flour Bluff, Santa Gertrudis Academy and Banquete.

In the local area, Alec Mertens and Bryson Bull of Riviera Kaufer High School, Jessica Pena of Santa Gertrudis Academy High School and Miles Mathis of Mathis Home School Academy were awarded scholarships.

NEC also sent four students on an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. as part of their Government-in-Action Youth Leadership Tour program. Gabriel Garcia, of H.M. King High School, was one of those selected.

This past June, the NEC delegates traveled with 120 other Texas high school electric co-op delegates to Washington D.C.

In 2019, NEC awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships in celebration for 80 years of serving the Coastal Bend.

Recipients of the scholarships were students who were planning to attend university, trade school or Lineman’s College in the Texas area. All recipients displayed proof of exemplary grades and test scores, as well as dedication to community and school involvement. 

Each recipient received between $2,000-$4,000 in scholarship awards to help fund their academic pursuits. 

NEC would like to congratulate Alyson Camplain, Gabriel Garcia, Emily McClendon and Alyssa Rodrigues who were selected as delegates for the 2019 Government-in-Action Youth Leadership Tour. 

The Government-in-Action Youth Leadership Tour teaches delegates about the rich history of electric cooperatives and shows them how they can help make the future brighter by participating in this once in a lifetime educational experience.

The application process for the 2020 Government-in-Action Youth Tour as well as Ramiro De La Paz scholarship began this month. Eligible students may apply at and

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