Encana announces academic scholarships up to $10,000

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Encana Oil & Gas Inc. announced its scholarships for 2012-13 high school seniors this week. One $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for up to four years) will be awarded to one graduating senior in each high school in areas where Encana USA operates, including Gilcrest, Erie, Longmont, Frederick, Boulder, Fort Lupton and Keenesburg.
    “Our scholarship program invests in our youth and future workforce by providing the resources and financial commitment to help them become self-sufficient and develop their education,” said Wendy Wiedenbeck, community relations advisor. “Several of our scholarship recipients have gone on to become Encana interns, and even employees. We are proud of their hard work and accomplishments.”
    The Encana USA scholarship is awarded directly to the student to be used for any college-related financial need, such as tuition and fees, room & board, textbooks and rent. All qualified high school seniors are encouraged to submit an online application. The web address is accessible through the student counselor’s office. Scholarship eligibility requirements:
— Must attend one of the 13 high schools listed above
— Declare an energy-related field of study in petroleum, chemical, mechanical or environmental engineering, geology or geophysics
— Attend a four-year university or technical/trade program
— Demonstrate a solid academic record
— Embody community involvement and leadership
— Submit proof of acceptance and registration in a qualifying program
    The deadline to submit online applications is March 16, and recipient recommendations will be made by individual school districts. Encana USA will conduct student interviews and final selection of award recipients will be in early April. For more information about Encana USA’s scholarship program, check with your school counselor or email amy.lassahn@encana.com.