EnCana offers scholarship to Wyoming High School students
The student must declare a field of study in oil & gas-related fields of study
by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
February 10, 2010
EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. is in search of high school seniors who exhibit a solid academic record, embody community involvement and leadership, and plan to pursue a post-secondary education related to the oil and gas industry.
Scholarship recipients will be awarded a maximum of $10,000 – $2,500 per year for up to four years. One scholarship will be awarded annually to one graduating senior where EnCana has active operations, including the following Wyoming high schools: Pinedale, Big Piney, Riverton, Wind River, Shoshoni, Lander, Wyoming Indian, Arapahoe, St. Stephens Indian, Rock Springs/Farson-Eden and Green River.
"Our goal is to invest in our future workforce by providing scholarship funds for either a two-year diploma, certificate in a trades program, or a four-year college degree," said Joyce Witte, EnCana community investment advisor. "EnCana’s scholarship program provides the resources for our youth to advance their education, and enhances the quality of developing a sustainable workforce. We all benefit."
The student must declare a field of study in petroleum, chemical, mechanical or environmental engineering, geology, geophysics, or technical/trade programs such as Oil & Gas Process Technology or Land Administration.
Last year’s scholarship recipients were Luke Egle of Pinedale High School, Greg Canestrini of Rock Springs High School, Kelly Hermansen of Green River High School, Carla Moss of Riverton High School, Jake Hogan of Lander Valley High School, and Brooks Bowthorpe of Shoshoni High School.
All qualified seniors are encouraged to submit an application. The scholarship is awarded directly to the student, and can be used for any college-related financial need, including tuition and fees, textbooks and rent.
Final selections of the scholarship winners will be made by individual school districts. For eligibility, application deadlines and more information about EnCana’s Scholarship Program, please check with your school or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.