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BP America donates $7,500 for student scholarships at Eastern

12/11/2013

WILBURTON, OK (Dec. 11, 2013) – BP America Production Company has made a $7,500 gift to the Eastern Oklahoma State College Foundation to support scholarships for local students.

BP America has provided more than $35,500 in scholarship funding to Eastern students over the past three years.

“We are very fortunate to have a company like BP in our community,” said Treva Kennedy, director of Institutional Advancement. “The scholarship support that BP has provided for our students over the past three years has been outstanding and extremely appreciated.”

The scholarships are available to qualifying students residing in BP’s operating counties of Latimer, Leflore, Haskell, Pittsburg or Sequoyah. The scholarship funds will be awarded on academic merit to students studying energy, science, math, education, nursing, business, child development, agriculture (pre-veterinary) or environmental/natural resources at Eastern.



BP America Operation Support Team Leader Louis Vigil (left center) presents a $7,500 gift to Eastern President Dr. Stephen Smith to support student scholarships. Eastern students (left to right) William Ellis, a math major from Muldrow; Matthew Little, a music education major from Tuskahoma; Lane Knight, a mechanical engineering major from Wilburton; Bryce Martin a safety engineering major from Antlers; and Maci Monte, an English education major from Daisy, received BP scholarships at Eastern this year.

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