The CenterPoint Energy Don D. Jordan Scholarship (formerly Chairman’s Fund) was established to provide recognition to students who have shown a consistent dedication to community involvement. This scholarship recognizes those students who have been motivated by their families to help others and invest in their community. In addition, it reinforces the corporate philosophy of community support.
This scholarship is funded from monies from the Don D. Jordan Foundation and proceeds of several fundraisers, including the CenterPoint Energy Barbecue Cook-off, the Salty Dog Fishing Tournament, and other generous contributors.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the CenterPoint Energy Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of $4,000.
Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Students may receive the award a total of four years, or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
Students receiving a Don D. Jordan Scholarship are not eligible to receive a CenterPoint Energy Scholarship during the same academic year.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the extent and quality of their volunteer involvement and an essay on the subject. No other criteria is considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of CenterPoint Energy play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified in April.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of CenterPoint Energy. Payment is made in one installment in August.