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Pinedale Online > News > February 2008 > EnCana announces high school scholarships
EnCana announces high school scholarships
$2,500 per year for up to 4 years for seniors pursuing oil and gas industry careers
by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
February 11, 2008

EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. encourages high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering, geology or geophysics at a four-year university, to apply for its High School Scholarship Program. The scholarships can also be applied at a two-year college, including technical or trade schools related to the oil and gas industry, such as Production Technology, Heavy Equipment Operator or Land Administration.

The scholarship award – $2,500 per year for up to four years – is awarded annually to one graduating student in each school district within EnCana’s areas of operations, including: Green River, Rock Springs, Farson-Eden, Big Piney, Pinedale, Riverton, Wind River, Arapahoe, Shoshoni and St. Stephens high schools.

“The oil and gas industry is constantly growing and in need of highly skilled and trained workers,” said EnCana Community Investment Advisor Joyce Witte. “EnCana’s High School Scholarship Program is an opportunity for high school students to focus on their education, and it supports the overall effort of developing the workforce in Wyoming. Our scholarship program is an investment in Wyoming and its youth.”

High school seniors who have demonstrated a solid academic record and community involvement, and plan on being a full-time student are eligible to apply. Individual school districts will review applications and select recipients.

The applications deadline is April 1, 2008.

Last year’s scholarship recipients were:
Nathan Stroud of Pinedale High School
Christopher Melson of Rock Springs High School
Eric Harris of Green River High School
Sabrina Forbis of Riverton High School
Sarah Heeg of Wind River High School
Danyelle Graves of Shoshoni High School
Roberta Wells of Wyoming Indian High School

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. For more information about EnCana’s High School Scholarship Program, please contact your school district or e-mail

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