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Energize Your Education College Scholarship

  • Written By: Rebecca Bridges

  • At ElectricityPlans.com, we help you Power Your Life. Education is an important part of life. It gives us knowledge of the world around us. It helps us develop our life’s perspective. And, it helps build future success.

    That’s why ElectricityPlans.com offers the Energize Your Education Scholarship.

    This scholarship rewards a deserving high school senior for using their energy to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

    Winner of the 2023 Energize Your Education College Scholarship

    The winner of the 2023 Energize Your Education Scholarship is Nitya Kodali, a graduate of Langham Creek High School in Houston Texas.

    Nitya will attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee this fall.

    Here is her winning essay.

    “Thank You”. With these two words, I dropped my pebble into the water. After seeing the sacrifices made by healthcare professionals fighting on the front lines during the pandemic, I sought to express my deep gratitude and make these two words known. So, I gathered my art supplies and spent my entire week crafting heartfelt thank-you cards and handmade gifts for my local hospital.

    Seeing the appreciation of the doctors and nurses who decorated the hospital walls with these cards, I started an initiative called Letters & Love in hope of inspiring others to partake in this mission. With the love of people from all around the world, Letters & Love slowly went from a small Instagram initiative, to a community organization, and a global 501(c)(3) non-profit organization today.

    At present, the Letters & Love community includes thousands of volunteers across forty countries and all fifty states of the US.

    Together, we have written more than fifty thousand letters of gratitude to hospitals worldwide and conducted special service projects throughout the year including donating masks and PPE, designing collaborative art for hospital decoration, and creating handmade gifts for the holiday season.

    In my role as Founder and President, I work diligently with my team to coordinate volunteers, host community events, and meet with hospital directors. As a result of frequent meetings consisting of group letter-writing events, check-ins, and special projects, we have transformed from a group of individuals to a close-knit and supportive community.

    Seeing my pebble of kindness create ripples in the water has ignited a fire in me. I never imagined the impact this project would have, with schools & communities joining to spread kindness. However, through this eye-opening and beautiful journey, I have seen first-hand the vast impact we can have by coming together. Learning and growing with every footstep, I will continue to walk down the path of leadership and service.

    Change does not start and end with one person. Therefore, it is my life’s mission to inspire others to become leaders in their respective communities. Together, we can create waves in the ocean.

    The “Energize Your Education” College Scholarship 2024

    Here at ElectricityPlans.com we make a positive difference for our customers’ lives by helping them save money on their electricity bill.

    Are you a high school senior in Texas attending college in the fall of 2024 or spring of 2025? Then we want to know what positive difference you make in your community!

    The Energize Your Education Scholarship rewards your positive energy. Let us know how you use your positive energy in the community to make a difference in the lives of others. You could win a $500 scholarship towards your college education.

    Scholarship Requirements

    • High school senior, planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college degree program in fall 2024 or spring 2025
    • Minimum of a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Resident of Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Connecticut

    Application Process

    Complete the online application, including your essay answering this question:

    Electricity powers your life. That’s one kind of energy, but not the only kind. How do you bring your positive energy into the community to make a difference in the lives of others?

    Scholarship Application Deadline

    2024 Scholarship applications: February 1 – May 1 2024

    Scholarship Notification Date

    Scholarship winner will be notified by May 9, 2024

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    About Rebecca Bridges

    Rebecca Bridges has worked in deregulated energy markets since 2001. As chief marketing officer for ElectricityPlans, she focuses on helping consumers save on their electricity bills and find the best electricity plans. Outside of work, Rebecca uses her marketing experience to support dog rescue and can often be found hiking or biking local trails.

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