DERIDDER -- For 24 years, Beauregard Electric Cooperative Inc. (BECi), has randomly selected students within its service area to receive a scholarship to attend a Louisiana University. These funds were made possible through legislative changes in 1993 to allow unclaimed funding to stay in local communities assisting families to further their education.
Since its inception, BECi has awarded 138 students more than $185,000 in scholarships. The results of the scholarship drawing were announced Saturday, March 25, during BECi’s annual meeting at the cooperative’s headquarters in DeRidder.
The following students were chosen for the 2017- 2018 academic school-year:
Bailey Westlake, senior at Evans High School
Chandler Hine, currently attending Sowela Technical College
Peyton Cournoyer, currently attending Louisiana Tech University
Roy Carroll, senior at Merryville High School
Bailey Gotz, senior at Sulphur High School
Sabra Hanna, currently attending University of Louisiana - Monroe
Sarah Kellogg, senior at Westlake High School
Kiana Savercool, senior at of Pitkin High School
Sarah Salpietra, senior at Pitkin High School
Aaliyah Reed, currently attending Southern University
Summer Atkins, senior at Pickering High School
Leanne Chapman, currently attending Louisiana State University
Kary Wilson, currently attending LSU- Health Science Center - Shreveport
Alexis Westlake, senior at Leesville High School
Elliott Reeves, currently attending McNeese State University.
For more information on BECi’s scholarship program, visit www.beci.org.
BECi is the distribution cooperative that serves the electric needs of more than 40,000 residential, commercial and industrial members in a 7-parish area of southwest and central Louisiana.