The following candidates were awarded a $3,000 scholarship:
Briar Christy is from Princeton, Indiana. Briar graduated from Princeton Community High School. He is attending Vincennes University where in Fall 2023 he will graduate with an Associates in Engineering Science with concentration in Mechanical Engineering. He plans to attend either the University of Oklahoma for Petroleum Engineering or Purdue University to continue Mechanical Engineering.
Alyssa Kohl is from Naperville, Illinois. She is attending Purdue University in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering. She is passionate about chemistry, math and scientific problem solving. She hopes to work for an upstream energy company researching fuel and consumer product production. Alyssa is also awarded the 2023 Donald E. Jones Sr. Scholarship, in the amount of $1000, in memory of the true “Pioneer.”
The following candidate was awarded a $2,000 scholarship: Isha Chavan is from Columbus, Indiana. Isha graduated from Columbus East High School. She is attending Purdue University and is majoring in Chemical Engineering. In the Fall of 2022 and Spring 2023, she was an intern for ExxonMobil in Baytown, Texas as a Catalyst Pilot Plant Engineer and Safety Relief Engineer. She also was a Propulsion Systems Engineering intern at Boeing during Summer 2022 where she worked with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) densitometer compatibility projects. Isha is also awarded the 2023 Donald E. Jones Sr. Scholarship, in the amount of $1000, in memory of the true “Pioneer.”
The following candidates were awarded a $1,500 scholarship:
Luke Bohlen is from Darmstadt, Indiana where he was raised on a small farm and was home schooled through graduation. He will be attending University of Southern Indiana to pursue a Civil Engineering degree. He intends to pursue a post-graduate degree and work in an energy sector.
Logan E. Hill is from Washington, Indiana and is a previous scholarship recipient. Logan graduated from Washington High School. He attends Rose-Hulman Institute Technology and studies Chemical Engineering. He is interning at Toyota in environmental engineering in Summer 2023. He plans to pursue a career in energy engineering.
Destiny Legg attends Illinois Eastern Community College where she is majoring in Geology and Geochemistry. As a child, her family supported and encouraged her interest in Geology and Oil Production, as they were active in the Illinois Basin Oil Community.
The following candidates were awarded a $500 scholarship:
Aaron Leif Anderson is from Martinsville, Indiana where he graduated from Martinsville High School. He will be attending Purdue University’s School of Engineering. He is interested in Fuels and Aerospace Engineering.
Joseph Kenley Higgins is from Zionsville, Indiana where he graduated from St. Theodore Guerin High School. He will be attending Florida Institute of Technology to major in Ocean Engineering. With this educational focus, he wishes to construct and operate deep water oil producing structures.
Josey Meeks is from Eaton, Ohio where she graduated from Seton Catholic High School. She will attend University of Indianapolis to major in Mechanical Engineering and Business. She has been inspired by mentors in Oil Refining.
Isaac Parmenter is from Mount Vernon, Indiana. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School. He attends Mississippi State University and majors in Chemical Engineering. He has an interest in improving the quality of products in both the oil and polymer industries. He would like to be employed in the future in Southeastern Indiana. Isaac is also a past scholarship recipient.
Brooke Schafstall is from Seymour, Indiana where she graduated from Seymour High School. She grew up on a farm and helped work on diesel farm equipment. She will pursue a major in Nursing: Occupational Health at Indiana University East. She wishes to work in an industrial setting conducting health and safety assessments, identifying potential hazards, and implementing measures to mitigate risks, like developing and implement health training and safety policies and procedures to support regulatory compliance.
As part of 2023 Scholarship Program INOGA donated $3,000 to Tri State Desk and Derrick Trade or Technical School Scholarship. This donation will be reviewed for consideration in subsequent years.
The requirements for the scholarship are:
Be a resident of Indiana and attending any accredited college; or be a non-Indiana resident attending an Indiana accredited college.
Be a graduating high school senior; or a HS Transcript showing completion through home schooling; or currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program
Be attending college in the coming fall.
Plan to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry.
Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Be pursuing a bachelor's degree, with preference given for Earth Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Geology majors.
Have a financial need determined by the scholarship committee.
Submit a short essay which describes the applicant’s interest in the oil and gas industry and which career path the applicant is planning to pursue