BP America donates $15,000 for student scholarships


BP America Production Team Leader Mark Holdsworth (left center) presents a $15,000 gift to Eastern President Dr. Stephen Smith to support student scholarships. Eastern students (left to right) Haylee Phillips, a life sciences major from Wilburton, Sean Mass, a life sciences major from Hartshorne, and Taylor Bell, an animal sciences major from Wilburton, received BP scholarships at Eastern this year.

WILBURTON, OK (Jan. 15, 2013) – BP America Production Company has made a $15,000 gift to Eastern Oklahoma State College to support student scholarships.

“Education is very important to any rural area and it just takes a little to make a difference in a student’s life,” said BP Production Team Leader Mark Holdsworth. “BP is happy to support our local students and we’re seeing the value in those investments. Plus, this gives our employees a sense of pride because BP is supporting local communities.”

This is the second consecutive year that BP has made a donation to Eastern. Last fall, the company gave more than $13,000 to the college for similar scholarships.

The scholarships are available to qualifying students residing in BP’s operating counties of Latimer, Leflore, Haskell, Pittsburg or Sequoyah. The scholarship funds will be awarded on academic merit to students studying energy, science, math, education, nursing, business, child development, agriculture (pre-veterinary) or environmental/natural resources at Eastern.

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