2017 Champion Scholars Scholarship Winners

Champion Energy is committed to the community and charities we support, as we work to power lives and power businesses. The Champion Scholars scholarship program was created to recognize those that feel the same way. We received over 2,000 applications, from students in Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts and Delaware.

Applications were evaluated based on academic performance, awards, volunteerism, and the response to this question: Being a champion is about more than winning or being number one. Sometimes being a champion is about giving back to the community, standing up for your beliefs, or supporting a cause you believe in. What makes you a champion in your school or community?

 We are very proud to recognize this year’s scholarship winners:

  $5,000 Champion Scholars Award  

Nivedhitha Selvaraj from Spring, Texas

Nivedhitha is the recipient of a $5,000 Champion Scholars award. Nivedhitha attends The Woodlands High School where she succeeds in and out of the classroom. Nivedhitha is an avid youth education advocate, and hopes to use her education to further this cause. She will be studying Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin.

“I have firsthand experience with how incorporating technological tools can transform a student’s learning experience, because I have focused over 400 hours of community service on youth education. Time and time again, I have seen how investing in the right tools can empower and encourage students to learn far better than traditional methods. I want to inspire other learners and impact the world.”


  $3,000 Champion Scholars Award  

Rachel Dancer from Arlington, Texas

Rachel is the recipient of a $3,000 Champion Scholars award. Rachel attends Arlington High School where she excels academically. Outside of class, she founded the Full Frame Photography Project, providing free family portraits to single parent households. Rachel will be studying Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

“The “Full Frame Photography” project was when I began to realize that everyone has stories waiting to be brought to life, and it is my purpose as an artist and a scientist to be a part of developing them. Being a Champion in the community is about seeing need and using my talents to improve the lives of others.”


  $2,000 Champion Scholars Award  

Aparajitha Adiraju from Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Aparajitha is the recipient of a $2,000 Champion Scholars award. Aparajitha shines academically at Vernon Hills High School. Her activities include serving as a math tutor for young children, as well as fighting child labor through Future Business Leaders of America. She will be studying Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign.

“Being a champion is not about being the highest scorer on a test or winning every accolade. It is about finding your passions and following an individual path to success: one that is defined by happiness.”

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