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Straight A's and Athletes: Reliant and Houston Texans Honor High School Students with $60,000 in Scholarships


Six exceptional Houston-area high school seniors were each surprised with a $10,000 scholarship through Reliant's Scholarships for Champions program during a special event at the Houston Texans facilities today. The local electricity provider teamed up with the Texans to honor the dedicated student-athletes for their achievements with a "player for a day" experience and surprise check presentation.

Since 2005, Reliant and the Houston Texans have supported nearly 110 students setting off for college through merit scholarships. The program has surpassed $710,000 in scholarship donations, recognizing students' commitment to athletics, education and their community, through their leadership skills, academic excellence and volunteering efforts.

"We are moved by the inspirational stories of each of these student athletes ? their resilience, dedication and unwavering commitment on the field, in the classroom and in the community serve as examples to all," said Leanne Schneider, senior director of community relations at Reliant. "We wish them the best of luck as they embark on this exciting new chapter and know their strong foundations will carry them on a pathway to success. We're rooting for each of them!"

This year's outstanding scholarship recipients hail from Harris, Waller, Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties and excel in a variety of sports, including football, track, baseball, diving, cheerleading and volleyball. The student-athletes were secretly nominated by teachers, mentors and coaches that have had a front-row seat to their hard work, resilience and dedication during their high school careers.

To round out the memorable evening, students also had a meet-and-greet with Houston Texans linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair and Legend Cecil Shorts followed by dinner at the team facility with their family and coaches.

The 2024 Scholarships for Champions recipients are:

For more information about the program, visit Reliant.com/SFC.

About Reliant, an NRG company

Reliant makes power personal - that's why homes and businesses trust Reliant not only as a provider of electricity, but also as a pillar of support in the communities we serve. From a best-in-class app to breakthrough innovations, Reliant is recognized nationally for outstanding customer service and as the leader in the evolving energy space with offerings that span from EV solutions to solar insights to smart home experiences. As part of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 500 energy and home services company, our purpose is to power a brighter future together, one that is safe, smart and sustainable. For more information about Reliant, visit reliant.com and connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy and X or Instagram @reliantenergy. PUCT Certificate #10007.


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