The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) recently awarded 56 students, pursuing careers in the oil and gas industry, scholarships of up to $1,000 for the 2015 academic year. These students represent 19 universities, colleges or technical institutions and all share a common pursuit toward careers in the energy industry.
These annual scholarships are funded by industry training funds, memorial contributions and general donations from Ohio’s oil and gas industry. As Ohio’s oil and gas workforce ages – the average age of an oilfield worker is 55 – we must continue to invest in training opportunities to fill positions within this in-demand industry. Through the available scholarships, OOGEEP is making it mutually beneficial for students who wish to study in the field.
OOGEEP scholarships are available for various career paths, and are not exclusively for students pursuing four-year degrees; students enrolled at accredited technical schools may also be eligible for the scholarships. Past recipients have come from various fields of study including petroleum engineering, geology, welding, diesel mechanics, civil engineering, chemical engineering, finance and business administration. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years, contingent on maintaining a 2.5 GPA or better.Read more by clicking here.
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