September 29, 2009

Texas Tech University Recognizes ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars

The newest ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars at Texas Tech University were recognized September 21 during an event with ConocoPhillips officials on the Texas Tech University campus.

Twenty students, including nine returning SPIRIT scholars, were recognized by ConocoPhillips, the third-largest integrated energy company in the United States. Now in its third year at Texas Tech University, the SPIRIT Scholars Program provides educational opportunities to business, engineering and geosciences students interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry.

Students accepted into the program receive a scholarship of $5,000 per year. Along with financial support, SPIRIT scholars are matched with a ConocoPhillips mentor to assist in networking and career development that underscores the ConocoPhillips corporate values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork (SPIRIT).

Earlier that day, ConocoPhillips presented Texas Tech University System officials with a $500,000 donation that included $150,000 in funding for the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars Program.

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