Local students receive oil, gas scholarships

GRANVILLE, Ohio — More than 60 students, including four from Washington County, have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and Foundation. OOGEEP awarded the scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the oil and gas industry.

This year, OOGEEP awarded 21 renewal and 41 new scholarships to students attending 27 institutions covering 17 majors. In addition to their studies, these students will engage in industry internships, co-ops and research studies throughout the year. The 62 scholarship winners may use the funds to attend an accredited college, university, technical or trade school of their choice. A list of winners can be found on the OOGEEP website at www.oogeep.org.

Among this year’s scholarship recipients are these individuals from Washington County who attend or will attend Marietta College:

¯ Hallie Brooker of Beverly, plans on attending Marietta College to study petroleum engineering. Brooker is a first-time OOGEEP scholarship recipient.

¯ Brittany Martin of Marietta, is majoring in geology with a minor in petroleum engineering and leadership. Martin is a two-time OOGEEP scholarship recipient.

¯ Diana McGraw of Marietta, is majoring in petroleum engineering. McGraw is a four-time OOGEEP scholarship recipient.

¯ Olivia Schafer, of Reno, is majoring in petroleum engineering. Shafer is a first-time OOGEEP scholarship recipient.

In addition to the scholarship program, OOGEEP works with more than 70 Ohio colleges, universities, and career and technical schools that offer training for the 80 plus careers serving the natural gas and crude oil industry.

Scholarship winners are engaged in a variety of studies including geology, engineering, welding, business management, chemistry, and energy resource management.