CenterPoint Energy has established a scholarship program to assist dependents of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
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 a $1,000 award per semester for a total of $2,000 per academic year. Up to eight (8) awards will be granted. The CenterPoint Energy parent/guardian employee must continue to be an eligible employee at the time each payment is processed.
Awards may be renewed for up to three additional consecutive years or until the degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance per semester, as defined in the initial application grade point eligibility requirements, the student remaining age 25 and under, and the parent remaining an eligible employee at the time each award payment is processed.
Students receiving a CenterPoint Energy Scholarship are not eligible to receive a Don D. Jordan Scholarship during the same academic year.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, and an outside appraisal.
Financial need is not 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. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of CenterPoint Energy. Payments are made in equal installments in August 1 and January.
As part of your application, you must upload the following document:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.