The HEL has always been a strong supporter of our youth and members desiring to enhance their education or develop additional trade skills.  The Houston Electrical League Scholarship Foundation (HELSF) provides up to $60,000 per year in scholarships to qualified student applicants and employees of HEL member companies. 

HEL Scholarships have benefitted students pursuing their Undergraduate Degree at a four-year university, an Associates Degree from a junior college, and applicants deciding to attend a trade school to enhance their work skills.

Why do we do this?  The HEL is committed to giving back to those companies and their employees that make up our membership.  One focus of the scholarship, is to raise awareness of our industry in order to try and attract new talent into our industry while helping our members pay for their child’s education.  We also want to provide current employees in our industry with assistance in their continuing education in order to better themselves and their company. 

How do we do this?  Directly from membership dues collected from our corporate members, student members, and individual members.  Our commitment is that 100% of all membership dues collected in a calendar year will be distributed in the form of scholarships.  Your individual or corporate membership dues will directly support the scholarships that we award each year.  That is our commitment.

The HEL offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to meet the needs of young students and employees of our member companies.

  • HEL “Undergraduate Scholarship” Award - $1,000.00
  • HEL “Career Advancement” Award – Up to $750.00 (maximum)
  • HEL “Head Start” Award – Up to $750.00 (maximum)
  • Special Undergraduate Named Scholarship Awards - $2,000.00
    Honoring Mr. Clyde Rutland
    Honoring Mr. J.R. Thompson
    Honoring Mr. Wallace E. “Mickey” DeHart
    Honoring Mr. Jim Krepper

HOW TO QUALIFY  Click this link for information on how to qualify and apply for each of these scholarship awards.

We encourage you to take advantage of your membership in The HEL and apply for a scholarship to help your son, your daughter, or yourself.  You’ll be glad you did!

The HEL Scholarship Committee

  • Scholorship - Qualifications

  • Scholarship - Apply

  • Application