Listen to this post
RBC — EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc., encourages high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering, geology or geophysics at a four-year university, to see their school counselors 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 — $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: Coal Ridge, De Beque, Erie, Fort Lupton, Frederick, Grande Valley, Meeker, Rangely, Rifle and Weld Central high schools.
“A skilled workforce is more productive and helps employers stay competitive,” said EnCana community investment advisor Joyce Witte. “With the current state of our economy, it is vital that students have our financial commitment to remain self-sufficient and continue their education for all four years.”
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 deadline is April 1. Students should see their school guidance counselors for an application.
Last year’s recipients included Matthew Herrera of Rangely High School and Hope Merritt of Meeker High School.