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 thousands of applications, from students in Texas.
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
Christian is the recipient of $5,000 Champion Scholars award. Christian attends Cypress Creek High School.
Since 8th grade, Christian has helped out his family by taking care of his younger siblings for his parents. He also manages to make time for being active in his school’s marching band, the Young Republicans Club, Boy Scouts, National Honor Society, Mental Health Alliance, and his Church Youth Group, while having a part time job to help put himself through college.
Christian will be studying Chemistry at Brigham Young University in Rexburg, Idaho. He also intends to go to dental school to become a dentist.
Although life has thrown me around with financial stress and struggles, I always end up “winning” against it because of a secret skill I hold: hard work. With hard work, I have been able to maintain high grades while balancing multiple extracurriculars and jobs. I am a champion because I always work hard to achieve my goals, regardless of the obstacles or competition I have to overcome.
$3,000 Champion Scholars Award
Jeston is the recipient of $3,000 Champion Scholars award. Jeston attends Cinco Ranch High School.
As the lead calculus tutor for his high school’s math club, Mu Alpha Theta, Jeston has played a very inclusive and interpersonal role in helping shape a cooperative and team-oriented student body, whether it be through weekly-held meetings or coordinating student activities. He takes pride in helping students reach their full academic potential through tutoring and continues to do so virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jeston will be studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston.
To be a champion of my school does not mean that I only prepare myself for a 5 on the AP Exam, but rather I help as many students as possible get a 5 as well. To be a champion for others does not mean that I do whatever is easy and accessible for me, but rather I do what I can for others and persevere with them throughout a difficult time.
$2,000 Champion Scholars Award
Blakeley is the recipient of $2,000 Champion Scholars award. Blakeley attends Memorial Senior High School.
Blakeley is a lifelong soccer player and competitive runner that has achieved many athletic successes. Given her lifelong passion for math and science, Blakeley strives to act as a mentor for female students interested in STEM-based fields of study. She founded her school’s STEM Club for Girls, is a student ambassador for Greenlight for Girls (an international STEM non profit), volunteers at Girlstart (an organization that creates and provides STEM programming for youth across the country) helps coach an elementary school’s Math Olymipad team, founded her own tutoring company to aid local students and coaches youth soccer.
Blakeley will be studying Mathematics and Economics at Williams College.
My leadership and constant striving to make a positive impact on my community, in addition to my ultimate desire to resolve the most pressing challenges we face today, fit the role of a “champion” far more than any personal achievement. I define being a champion as achieving greater progress or prosperity for others, and I aspire to do so throughout my life.
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