Stark Students Receive Scholarships

September 25, 2022

Canton Repository. Two students from Stark County, Kenzie Bohrer and Alison Landon, are among the 32 Ohio students who have received $1,000 scholarships from the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program and The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation. The scholarships were awarded to students pursuing a career in the natural gas and oil industry. Bohrer is a sophomore at the University of Akron studying mechanical engineering, and Landon is a freshman at Waynesburg University studying environmental science.

Scholarships are awarded to students interested in obtaining training certifications and associate or bachelor’s degrees in relevant fields of study. Post-graduate job opportunities include careers such as welder, petroleum engineer, geologist and construction technician, according to a news release.

To qualify, students complete an application process and must be an Ohio resident or plan to attend an accredited Ohio institution of higher education. The $1,000 annual scholarship may be renewed with a total of four years of potential eligibility.

Since 2007, Ohio’s natural gas and oil industry has awarded 599 scholarships to 342 students totaling $599,000. Recipients are vetted to ensure they possess the skills and credentials to obtain an education that will support a fulfilling career. Applicants are screened for essay writing, academic achievements, letters of recommendation, career choice and other special recognitions.

The 2022 class is diversely represented by individuals across 22 Ohio counties, 15 institutions of higher education, and covering 20 different majors, the news release said.

More information on the scholarship opportunity and a full list of 2022 scholarship winners is available at

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