2023 Scholarships News Release_V3

Motiva Recognizes 42 Students with Excellence in Education Scholarships

Motiva Awards 42 Local Students with Excellence in Education Scholarship

HOUSTON (May 19, 2023) – On Thursday, May 18, Motiva Enterprises awarded scholarship funds totaling $205,000 to 42 high school graduates from Southeast Texas. Recipients of the Motiva Excellence in Education Scholarship receive funds to aid in their pursuit of a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) or business-related undergraduate, associates, or vocational degree.


“Motiva is proud to invest in the next generation of innovators and leaders,” said Motiva President and CEO Jeff Rinker. “We are committed to workforce development and empowering students to make lasting positive impacts in their communities.”


Motiva honored the students and their guardians at a private scholarship banquet on May 18, at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center in Port Arthur, Texas. To date, Motiva has awarded more than $3 million in higher education funds through its scholarship program. 


To be eligible for the program, students must be accepted to a four-year or two-year degree program at an accredited college or university. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service and teacher recommendations. 


To view the full list of Motiva’s 2022-2023 Excellence in Education scholarship recipients, please click here.

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