The Bounce Energy "BE More" Scholarship
The scholarship application period has ended. Please keep an eye out when we announce the 2015 winners!
Bounce Energy is offering the Bounce Energy "BE More Scholarship" to 3 qualified students. The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to 3 students from the states that we serve - Texas, Pennsylvania, and New York. Each applicant must submit the required application online, which includes a short essay of up to 500 words.
Applicants for the scholarship must meet each of the following requirements:
- Must be a current senior high school student or college student under 24 years of age
- Achieve a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Submit copy of transcripts (official or unofficial)
- Be a resident of or going to college in these states: Texas, New York, or Pennsylvania
- Submit your application online by June 26th, 2015 .
- Write 500-word essay responding to: "Bounce Energy considers itself to be more than just an electricity company. Going beyond just competitive electricity rates, we also offer customer rewards, community charity support opportunities, and other convenient products and services. Bounce Energy wants to know: how do you consider yourself to be more than just a student?"
For more information about the scholarship view our Terms and Conditions
BE More Scholarship FAQ
What will you accept as an unofficial transcript?
An unofficial transcript does not need to bear a University Seal or School Seal, but must contain all of the relevant academic information of a student, including student name, cumulative grade point average, and school year Your guidance counselor, student services, or registrar’s office may be able to help you get an unofficial transcript. We will also accept your current grades reports or current report card.
What if I don’t have my ACT/SAT scores yet?
The ACT and SAT scores are optional for the BE More Scholarship. If you haven’t taken either test yet, it will not affect whether or not you will be considered for the scholarship.
Is there an age requirement?
Yes, all applicants must be under 24 years old, and must be a current high school or college student.
What are the general requirements for the BE More Scholarship?
- Students must be residents of Texas, New York, or Pennsylvania
- Students must either be current high school or college students under the age of 24
- Student’s GPA must be a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Students must complete the essay requirements online
- All applications and transcripts must be submitted online through our application
When do I apply for the BE More Scholarship?
The scholarship application must be submitted from May 1st through June 26th, 2015.
I did not get a submission confirmation number. What do I do?
If you did not get a confirmation number or an email confirming your submission, make sure your transcript file was uploaded and/or you got an error message on your confirmation page. If you are able to upload your transcript file and still do not get a confirmation number, please email BEscholarship@directenergy.com for help.
When and how will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced on August 3rd 2015 on our website. Winners will also be contacted either through an email or a phone call.
Can I edit my application after submitting it?
No, if you find you’ve made an error after submitting your application, you will have to fill out another application. We cannot make edits to an application once it has been submitted. If you do fill out another application, be sure to email BEscholarship@directenergy.com and let us know the confirmation number of the application with an error.
What is the amount of the BE More scholarship?
We will give away 3 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to 3 students.
How do you choose a winner?
A scholarship committee comprised of at least 10 volunteers members will score each of the entries based on the following criteria:
- Academic Performance based upon the transcript provided (25%)
- Essay received with application based upon the applicant's community involvement, future career goals, hobbies, interests, personal strengths and leadership qualities (75%)
Our past winners of the BE More Scholarship
We've had the privilege to read all the amazing things you guys have done for your community, and it's always hard to pick the top 3. Here are the past winners of our BE More Scholarship
- Neha G of Yardley, PA
- Giselle C of Mission, TX
- Loren A of Cortland Manor, NY
- Molly B from Orchard Park, NY
- Thomas F from Chester Springs, PA
- Lucinda Y from Houston, TX
About Bounce Energy
Bounce Energy is a Retail Electricity Provider headquartered in Houston, currently servicing deregulated electricity service areas in Texas, Pennsylvania, and New York. Since we were founded in 2008, we have been committed to being more than just an electricity company. We offer great customer rewards and convenient products. We work hard to support the communities that we serve.