The Center Point Energy Scholarship was established to assist dependents of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational programs. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and extra-curricular activities.
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:
Eight (8) students will be selected as scholarship recipients. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. 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. 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 over the past four years, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, 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.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of CenterPoint Energy. Payment is made in July.
As part of your application, you must upload the following document:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 9, 2021 3:00 pm.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.