Engineers Compete for Scholarships
The Rocky Mountain Gas Processors Association (GPA) Chapter has
established a program of awarding scholarships to area engineering
students since their inception in 1996. The 2011 Rocky Mountain GPA
Scholarship program had a record number of seven schools participate.
University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science
students competed with students from Brigham Young University, Colorado
School of Mines, Colorado State University, University of Utah,
University of Colorado-Boulder and Metro State University for
scholarship awards. From these schools, the program received 46
applications. Out of the 46 applications, they awarded 18 scholarships
that ranged from $500 to $3,000 each.
Student applications are reviewed and selected for scholarships based on financial need, demonstrated interest in the oil and gas industry, grade point average of B or better, individual work to aid in his or her own education, third year level at the university, and scholarship committee essay.
Five students from the college were awarded scholarships. Congratulations to the outstanding students!
Andrea Alvarez, $1,000 Petroleum Engineering Major from Brighton, Colorado
Brad Brinkerhoff, $500 Petroleum Engineering Major from Powell, WY
Justin Popp, $1,500 Mechanical Engineering Major from Missouri City, Texas
Swayne Redinger, $1,000 Petroleum Major from Sheridan, Wyoming
Jodie Skinner, $1,000 Petroleum Engineering Major from Gillette, Wyoming