(March 28, 2012)
Chesapeake Energy supports Centenary students
SHREVEPORT, LA — Eight Centenary students have benefitted from the Chesapeake Energy Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year: Barry James Acosta, Austin Blair Butler, Victoria Lyn Chavis, Amanda Nicole Colby, Jeffrey Colton Cowley, Steven Anthony Finley, Jay Patrick Frazier, and Ashley Jessica Giffen.
Chesapeake representative with scholarship recipients
"The Chesapeake Energy Scholarship has made a huge difference in my life and definitely helped to continue my education at Centenary," said Steven Finley, a junior Biology major. "I am now able to work toward my dream career."
Students selected for the scholarship demonstrate academic promise, personal character, financial need, and community involvement. The scholarships alleviate a portion of the financial obligations faced by the recipients, allowing them to more fully focus on achieving graduation.
"At Chesapeake Energy Corporation, we are proud of our investments in higher education since they help improve the competitiveness of our future workforce," said Paul Pratt, Chesapeake’s director—corporate development. "Just as the development of natural gas fuels our Louisiana economy, our Chesapeake scholarship awards play a significant role in fueling a brighter future for the next generation of our workforce."
The Chesapeake Energy Annual Scholarship at Centenary College was established in summer 2009, and has been awarded to multiple students each semester since 2010. The scholarship is available to sophomores or juniors with a minimum 2.75 gpa.
Chesapeake contributes scholarship dollars in each of its operating areas to help fund higher education tuition for nearly 400 students and to provide education opportunities in communities in which it operates.