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2018 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 4,000 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

Brooke Rennie from Red Oak, Texas

Brooke is the recipient of a $5,000 Champion Scholars award. Brooke attends Red Oak High School  where she succeeds in and out of the classroom. Brooke is involved with Student Council, the art club, debate team, and soccer to name a few. She will be studying Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin.

“I have explored different interests and found the things that I feel real passion for and married them with the traits and gifts that I excel at. I have patched together a quilt of hobbies, activities and experiences that I believe give a truly accurate description of who I am as a person. I agree that being a champion encompasses more than just being the best at something. Being a champion means channeling the talents and gifts that you have to work with…putting one hundred percent of your effort into doing something meaningful.”

$2,000 Champion Scholars Award

Melody Shannon from Powderly, Texas

Melody is the recipient of a $2,000 Champion Scholars award. Melody is active with FFA (Future Farmers of America). Additionally, she has volunteered with the Salvation Army, local nursing homes, animal shelters and more. She will be studying Land Surveying at Oklahoma State University with ambitions to attend law school in the future.

“I am doing my best to serve others.  In the future, I hope to influence government agencies to create stricter guidelines for grain bin safety.  As a surveyor and lawyer, I feel that I will have the means and education to lobby and advocate for this very important issue.  My hope is that I can be champion for deserving causes.”

Learn more about Champion Energy’s commitment to community service.

5th Annual Week of Giving

Champion Energy is about more than just electricity – we’re about powering life and powering communities.

Champion Energy Week of Giving 2018 logoDuring our 5th Annual Week of Giving February 12-16, 2018, we’ll donate 300+ hours of community service, and donate $15,000 to not-for-profit organizations.

This year’s charities have been selected from the many supporting our community as it recovers from Hurricane Harvey.  We are #HoustonStrong!

Houston Food Bank is the backbone of a network of agencies and food pantries across the greater Houston area and is the largest food bank in the country. For families struggling to provide for their family’s basis needs, the flooding caused by Harvey was catastrophic. In the 6 weeks following Harvey, area residents turned out in force – nearly 22,000 of them – helping the Food Bank ship out 29 million pounds of food during that period. The need continues today. Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank:

Kids’ Meals is a first-responder to children ages five-years-old and under facing debilitating hunger due to extreme poverty. Every weekday, year-round, from 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers prepare thousands of healthy lunches consisting of a sandwich, nutritious snack and 100% juice or milk. Lunches are then delivered to participants in zip codes located within Beltway 8.  Unexpected expenses like Harvey flood damage can take a family teetering on the edge of poverty and push them over. Kids’ Meals helps ensure that these children don’t go hungry.  To volunteer:

Houston Pets Alive!  When Hurricane Harvey hit, Houston Pets Alive (HPA) and their sister organization Austin Pets Alive sprang into action. They created triage and staging areas where abandoned and displaced animals could be housed, photographed and transported. Then they worked to reunite families with their pets. Formerly a foster-based organization, HPA has turned their Harvey emergency shelter into a full-time operation, taking in animals from area shelters, exclusively pulling off shelter euthanasia lists.  Volunteers are needed daily to walk, feed and clean up after the animals.  Bonus – puppy and kitten cuddles!  For information on volunteering, adopting or fostering:

Learn more about our Champion Energy Community Initiatives from your Houston and Texas Electricity provider.

Investing in tomorrow

Champion Scholars Scholarship

Champion Energy’s Champion Scholars program rewards high school seniors that excel academically and champion a cause within their community.  Scholarships of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 are awarded. Read more about our most recent winners.

Kid’s Meals

Kids’ Meals provides meals on wheels to pre-schoolers age 5 and younger who cannot access school free meal programs. Having limited access to nutritious food can impact learning, which is crucial in developmental years. Champion Energy holds annual sandwich bag and food drives, volunteers to assemble lunches, and supports the Kids’ Meals holiday event.

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Financial and advertising support is given to dance teams, swim teams, soccer teams and other youth activities supporting Champion Energy’s employee’s children.