BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) recently awarded 10 scholarships, each worth $1,000, through its Project SHARE Program to local graduating high school students attending an accredited university this fall.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the generous $1,000 BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship that I have been awarded,” Project SHARE recipient Mathew De Lucio said. “I am very grateful for this scholarship.”
The funds for these scholarships come from Project SHARE, a program created in 1985 to assist families in paying their utility bills. BPUB began a scholarship program in 2005 for students living in BPUB-serviced homes and has since been providing financial assistance toward students’ college education.
In recent years, ExGen Renewables Partners has assisted BPUB in funding these scholarships. ExGen Renewables Partners owns the Sendero Wind Project, and BPUB owns all of the clean electricity that it generates. Like BPUB, ExGen Renewables Partnersis committed to giving back to the communities that it serves.
Winners were required to fill out an application that listed things like grades and extracurricular activities in addition to the 500-word essay. All winners are required to reside in a household that receives any of BPUB’s three utilities services: electric water or wastewater.
This year’s winners are:
|Mathew De Lucio||Veterans Memorial Early College High||Rice University|
|Daniel Esquivel||Rivera Early College High School||University of Rio Grande Valley|
|Amy Martinez||Brownsville Early College High School||University of Texas Rio Grande Valley|
|Christian Morales||Hanna Early College High School||University of Texas at Austin|
|Lizbeth Ramirez- Gomez||Brownsville Early College High School||University of Texas at Austin|
|Daniel Rodriguez||Rivera Early College High School||University of Texas at Austin|
|Christian Ruiz||Veterans Memorial Early College High School||Texas A&M University College Station|
|Lillyvet Treviño||Veterans Memorial Early College High School||Texas A&M University Corpus Christi|
|Alexandra Treviño||Rivera Early College High School||Our Lady of the Lake University|
|Jaydy Valdez||Lopez Early College High School||Abilene Christian University|