GRANVILLE – The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is once again accepting first-time and renewal applications for their 2020 scholarships through March 1.
To be eligible for OOGEEP’s scholarship, applicants must either be an Ohio resident or a student attending an Ohio educational institution. Students must also meet specific academic requirements and submit a 250+ word essay describing their personal and career goals in the natural gas and crude oil industry, as well as submit letters of recommendation, a resume, current transcripts and, if applicable, ACT/SAT scores. Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked to OOGEEP (P.O. Box 187, Granville, Ohio 43023) or submitted via email to Shawn Toy, OOGEEP Career and Education Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than March 1. The 2020 scholarship applications, additional information and a list of previous winners can be found on the OOGEEP website at https://www.oogeep.org/teacher-students/scholarships/.
“It’s been an honor to be an Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program and Foundation scholarship recipient for these last few years,” said Skylar Rotruck, a three-time recipient from Attica, Ohio. “I appreciate the generous support of Ohio’s natural gas and oil industry, which has enabled me to complete one degree and I expect to complete two more this year.”
“Last year we were proud to award 65 scholarships to students representing 32 Ohio counties, 27 higher education institutions and 17 different majors,” said Rhonda Reda, OOGEEP Executive Director. “Donations from those who are passionate about the future of our industry’s workforce have allowed OOGEEP to award close to half a million dollars in scholarships.”
Previous scholarship recipients are engaged in a variety of studies including geology, engineering, diesel mechanics, technicians, welding, construction management, environmental, health and safety. In addition to the scholarship program, OOGEEP works with more than 90 Ohio colleges, universities, and career and technical schools that offer training for the 75+ careers in the natural gas and oil industry. These partnerships provide Ohio students with potential opportunities for job shadowing, mentoring, networking opportunities and much more.