LSC-O Awarded $15,000 Endowment from Chevron-Phillips

The Chevron Phillips Chemical Company recently presented a check for $15,000 to the Lamar State College-Orange Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing degrees and certificates in fields related to petrochemical technology. The money will be placed in an endowment that will generate the actual scholarship awards. The scholarships may range from $500 to $1,000 and will be available to full-time students who demonstrate academic promise and maintain a GPA of at least 2.5.

Lamar State College – Orange currently offers programs in Process Operating Technology; Industrial Technology; Instrumentation; and Safety, Health, and Environmental Technology. These programs are tied directly to the workforce needs of local industry and offer students the opportunity to qualify for jobs that are in high demand. Enrollment in these programs is growing

Vicki Derese, Community Relations Representative for Chevron Phillips presented the check to Dr. Michael Shahan, President of Lamar State College – Orange. Shahan thanked Chevron Phillips for the generous contribution and emphasized the importance of private support for scholarships. Shahan said that the number of students needing financial assistance is increasing and emphasized that the funds will directly help deserving students realize their dream of a better life.