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The Bob Westphal Memorial Scholarship is Now Open for Applications!

The Bob Westphal Memorial Scholarship is Now Open for Applications!

The Bob Westphal Memorial Scholarship — presented in partnership with North American Oil & Gas Pipelines (published by Benjamin Media Inc.), Continuum Capital, and SkillsUSA— will offer merit-based scholarships to high school or college/postsecondary students continuing their education to pursue a career in energy construction (oil and gas pipelines, gas distribution, solar, and wind). Scholarships will be awarded annually over five years to provide tuition support. The first year of the program is the 2021-2022 school year. The award will be based on:

  1. The merit of the content answering the following question in a 400- to 500-word essay: “Why do you want to pursue a career in the energy construction industry, and what is the energy construction industry’s role in preserving America’s energy independence?”
  2. Proficiency of skills demonstrated throughout the application, resume, and recommendation letter.

Scholarship funds will be disbursed to awardees upon presentation of a tuition invoice from their postsecondary education institution. Applications must be submitted via the online form to the national office of SkillsUSA for review and determination by midnight, June 1. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 1. Scholarship dollar amount and number of awards is to be determined. View information abou the Bob Westphal Memorial Scholarship and apply at: https://www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/scholarships-financial-aid/.