The IECA is pleased to announce the IECA Scholarship winners for the 2016-2017 academic year. We received many qualified applications this year making it very difficult to narrow the results down to four winners. Thank you to the dedicated members of our Scholarship Committee who spent their time carefully reviewing each application for the selection process. For the 2016-2017 year, a total of $15,000 in scholarship funds was awarded to four very worthy recipients. The IECA is proud to support further education and invest in our youth.
The scholarship winners were selected based on their academic achievements and extracurricular activities (50 percent), and essay quality (50 percent). The subject of this year’s essay was: “Are lower global oil prices good or bad for the global economy?” Click here to read the winning essays!
The first place applicant and the Jerry Dean Winner of the S.J. “Bud” Haider Scholarship Award received $5,500 in scholarship funds. Our congratulations go out to recipient Cassandra York. Cassandra just completed her last year of high school at Mt. Vernon in Indiana,and will be studying Biological Sciences in the fall at Cornell. Cassandra was sponsored by her father Christopher York of ACES.
Our second place applicant and the Gary Nicholson winner of the S.J. “Bud” Haider Scholarship Award received $4,000 in scholarship funds. We congratulate recipient Matthew Ogan, sponsored by Mark Ogan of QuikTrip Corporation. Mark will be entering his third year at John Brown University, where he is studying Family & Human Services.
The third place winner of the S.J. “Bud” Haider Scholarship Award received $3,000 in scholarship funds. Our congratulations go out to Mackenzie Dutka, sponsored by Michael Dutka of Nexen. Mackenzie is entering her fourth year at Mount Royal University where her field of study is Public Relations.
The fourth place winner of the S.J. “Bud” Haider Scholarship Award received $2,500 in scholarship funds. We congratulate recipient Viswajith Kumar, sponsored by Srimathi Kumar of Spectra Energy Corp. Viswajith just completed his senior year of high school at Taylor High School in Katy, Texas. He will be entering his first year of college in the fall where he plans to study statistics.