Louie Alaniz of Aztec Chevrolet said the two students, John Matthew Ortega and Eric Soza, were among 3,500 students competing for the stipends.
Of those, two Beeville students had what the national organization was looking for in this year’s competition.
Alaniz said Ortega was one of the top 12 students in the nation and he will receive a $2,500 check for his “standard of high achievement and academic success.”
Soza was among the top 50 applicants and he will receive a check for $1,000.
Ortega said he plans to attend either Texas A&M University or Louisiana State University next year. He recently received his financial aid material from A&M.
“They’re willing to help me a lot,” he said
But he wants to get his financial aid offer from LSU before making his decision on where to go.
Soza said he will be attending Texas State University next year where he will be playing football.
The financial assistance is offered annually by the GMMDA/GMAC Book Award Scholarship Program and the two Beeville recipients were chosen for the award last month.