Five Hess Scholarships Awarded

Five scholarships funded by the Hess Corporation, a leading global independent energy company, were awarded this fall to students at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Hess partnered with Eastern Gateway Community College Foundation Inc. to offer $10,000 in scholarship funds to assist displaced workers and other students to pursue higher education at the local community college.

The first scholarship recipients, who are enrolled full time this fall, include:

  • Brandon Anderson, a 2013 graduate from Edison Local High School who completed 18 credit hours with Eastern Gateway while still in high school. He began his first year as a regular student at the community college pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Aaron Bottegal, a 19-year-old student from Steubenville who completed his first year at Eastern Gateway with a grade point average of 3.61 in the Electronic Engineering program. Additionally, he is pursuing a certificate in Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Gregory Burgess, a 41-year-old resident of Jewett who is pursuing dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Electro-Mechanical Engineering.  He is a second-year student who carries a grade point average of 3.3.
  • Devin Coil, a 2013 Toronto High School graduate with a grade point average of 3.36.  He began his first year at Eastern Gateway in the Electric Utilities program.
  • Jason Haught, a 20-year-old resident of Toronto who completed his first year at the college with a grade point average of 2.90. He is enrolled in the Electric Utilities program.

Each scholarship, valued at $1,000, will help these students further their education and gain employment. To receive the scholarship, recipients must reside in Jefferson, Harrison or Belmont counties and pursue degrees or certificates in programs that relate to the energy field or support the local community.

Hess, with an office in Steubenville, engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

“Supporting education in the communities where we live and operate is part of the company’s long-term vision and goals,” said Glenda Harlan, social responsibility coordinator for Hess in Steubenville. “We’re proud to help support the educational needs of these students at Eastern Gateway Community College.”

HESS SCHOLARSHIPS – Hess Corporation officials met with Eastern Gateway Community College students who received of $1,000 scholarships from the corporation. Shown, from left, are Joaquin Martinez, operations manager; and Glenda Harlan, social responsibility coordinator; both in Hess’s Steubenville office; students Aaron Bottegal, Gregory Burgess and Devin Coil; college officials Dr. Laura Meeks, president; Dr. James Baber, executive vice president for academic and student affairs; and John O’Brien, director of institutional advancement. Other recipients are Brandon Anderson and Jason Haught.