Win the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C.!

Every year, Nueces Electric Cooperative sponsors the Government in Action Youth Tour, where four attendees to win a trip to Washington, D.C. During this educational and inspirational journey, attendees will take VIP tours of the monuments and speak with our legislators about NRECA priorities.

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C. every June since 1964. Nearly 50,000 students from rural areas and small towns across America have participated in this program.

The Youth Tour is open to all 10th & 11th grade students whose parent/guardian is an NEC Co-op Energy member. This essay contest gives students the opportunity to prepare an essay on a defined topic and be considered to win a special trip to Washington, D.C.

Announcements are made in Texas Co-op Power Magazine as well as on our websites in early Spring.

The deadline to apply for the 2017 trip has passed.
Trip Dates: June 7 – 16, 2017

Ramiro De La Paz Memorial Scholarship Fund

In 2017, NEC Co-op Energy will award twenty-four scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are dependents of NEC Co-op Energy members and meet the eligibility requirements set forth on the application form. Funding for this scholarship program comes from unclaimed NEC Co-op Energy capital credits. Unclaimed capital credits for NEC Co-op Energy members are sent to the Texas comptroller. NEC Co-op Energy applies annually to the comptroller to receive a portion of the funds back to support this scholarship program for students who plan to pursue studies at a Texas institution of higher learning approved by the Office of the Texas Comptroller.

The scholarships to be awarded during this school year are:

School Scholarships

Ten (10) – $1,000 scholarships
$500 per semester during the first (1) year of qualifying higher learning at the community college or vocational school level.

Download 2-Year
Scholarship Application


Two (2) – $4,000 scholarships
$500 per semester during the four (4) years of qualifying higher learning at the university level

Ten (10) – $1,000 scholarships
distributed as $500 per semester during the first (1) year of qualifying higher learning

Download 4-Year
Scholarship Application

Lineman’s College

Two (2) – $5,000 scholarships
distributed upon graduation from qualifying Lineman’s College

Download Lineman’s
Scholarship Application