Local high school students earn GVEC Scholarships


Jadon Medina and Cooper Mark LaBuhn, both of Gonzales High School, and Madisyne Rice of Nixon-Smiley High School recently received $2,500 scholarships from GVEC. This year, GVEC awarded $50,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors, in an effort to support them as they to move on to higher education.

More than 250 exceptional students from throughout GVEC’s service area submitted applications. Medina, LaBuhn and Rice were among 20 recipients selected for their outstanding academics, extracurricular involvement, community service and the desire to continue their education after high school.

“The accomplishments of these students show their dedication and hard work,” said GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer. “They have participated in extracurricular activities, volunteered in their communities, held part-time jobs and excelled in academics. We want to recognize these outstanding individuals for their commitment to their schools and communities.”

The Cooperative recently honored all 2023 GVEC Scholarship winners, their families and school administrators at a luncheon held at The Venue at GG’s in Gonzales.

Each spring, GVEC awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to high school seniors seeking to further their education. Students will receive half of their $2,500 scholarships at the start of the 2023 fall semester at their chosen university, college or technical school. They will receive the remaining half at the start of spring semester 2024. The GVEC Scholarship program is open to all high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are GVEC members. Applications and requirements for the 2024 GVEC Scholarship will be available in the fall of 2023 at gvec.org.