BP awards scholarships to five Tuskegee students


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TUSKEGEE, Ala. (Nov. 22, 2013) – Five students were recognized as BP Scholars during a dinner at Alabama State University Thursday. The students: Gregory Coleman, Terrence Cooper, Paul Mitchell, Tiffany Robinson and Alfonzo Tuggle, all of Mobile, Ala., are the 2013 recipients of $1,500 scholarships. Three ASU students were awarded scholarships as well. The dinner for the eight students and representatives from their respective universities was held in the club lounge of ASU’s football stadium.

The dinner featured a presentation by BP representatives about the progress of the company’s clean-up of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the significance of BP partnership with ASU and Tuskegee. In a game show format, Phillip Stiell, who works for BP’s state and local affairs division, introduced the audience to facts about BP and explained the company is committed to investing in future employees and providing opportunities. 

“It’s all about identifying the next talent we need,” Stiell said. “Supporting education and workforce development makes sense. Our community depends on it.”

Stiell said ASU has been a part of the scholarship program for two years, but this is the first year that Tuskegee has participated. Part of a $75,000 endowment to Tuskegee, the scholarship is for students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Candidates must be a resident of Baldwin, Mobile, or Morgan counties in Alabama; have a 3.0 G.P.A. and be in good standing at the university. 

For more information or to apply for the scholarship, contact Cynthia Sellers, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, or Advergus James, director of financial aid. 

2013 BP Scholars:

Gregory Coleman - mechanical engineering
Terrence Cooper - civil engineering
Paul Mitchell - aerospace engineering
Tiffany Robinson - biology
Alfonzo Tuggle - mechanical engineering

TU and ASU students.

© 2013 Tuskegee University

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