Over the past few months, several organizations and businesses have generously donated
a total of over $100,000 to Midland College (MC) for scholarships to be awarded to
students enrolled in energy related courses and programs. These include donations
from the Permian Basin International Oil Show (PBIOS), the Permian Basin Association
of Pipeliners, Chevron, Chevron Retirees and Occidental Petroleum.
“We are so appreciative of these scholarship donations,” said Erin Casey-Richardson,
associate director of scholarships at Midland College. “They will be used for the
2019-2020 academic year to be awarded to students pursuing degrees and certificates
in energy-related programs such as Engineering, Welding, Diesel Technology, Transportation
Training and Energy Technology. Eligible students enrolled in these classes will receive
between $2,000 and $3,000 each semester during the 2019/2020 academic year.”
MC officials explained that in addition to the programs listed above, some of the
funds will be used for scholarships for short-term continuing education classes administered
by the college’s Workforce Education Continuing Education department such as Risk
Management courses that are taken by employees working in the energy industry.
Students interested in scholarships for college credit courses should visit www.midland.edu/scholarships
or call (432) 685-4526 for scholarship application information. Continuing Education
students should call (432) 681-6335.
Photo: Steve Castle, former board president of the Permian Basin International Show,
presents a check for $80,000 from PBIOS to Dr. Steve Thomas, Midland College president.