BP awards scholarships to five Tuskegee students
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.
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