HOUSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) today announced ten children of company employees have been selected to receive up to $5,000 per year in scholarship funds toward undergraduate study at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
"Our 2010 scholarship recipients are outstanding students with strong academics, leadership ability, and community involvement. We are proud to invest in the futures of these exceptional young people," said Greg Ebel, president and chief executive officer, Spectra Energy Corp. "At Spectra Energy, we strive to be the employer of choice and believe this scholarship program demonstrates our commitment to our most valuable assets, our employees."
As part of the Spectra Energy Scholars program, scholarship recipients are chosen annually by an independent committee of judges and must be graduating high school/secondary school seniors. The committee reviews and selects applicants based on their performance in academics, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors and awards, work experience and financial need. The scholarships will provide the students up to $20,000 during their four years of undergraduate study.
Two additional students were recognized for their achievements and will each receive a one-time $2,500 scholarship.
2010 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Brittany Albrecht of Burstall, Saskatchewan—A student at Burstall School, and the daughter of Charlene and Barry Albrecht.
Todd Blevins of Owingsville, Ky.—A student at Bath County High School, and the son of Barry and Lynna Blevins.
Nicholas Braga of New Bedford, Mass.—A student at Bishop Stang High School, and the son of Mario and Esmeralda Braga.
Britney Craig of Sherwood, Ark.—A student at N. Little Rock High School-West, and the daughter of Phyllis and Clinton Madison.
Helal Elkolaly of London, Ontario—A student at A.B. Lucas Secondary School, and the son of Hesham Elkolaly and Hoda Fadly.
Jordan Hofbauer of Cypress, Texas—A student at Cy-Woods School, and the son of Joe and Donna Hofbauer and Chris Friend.
Cody Kukay of Claremont, Ontario—A student at Uxbridge Secondary School, and the son of Lynn Turner and Ken Kukay.
Tyler Pfanner of Chetwynd, British Columbia—A student at Belmont Secondary School, and the son of Ernest and Laurie Pfanner.
William Roberts of Barling, Ark.—A student at Northside High School, and the son of John and Elizabeth Roberts.
Jennifer Wild of Chatham, Ontario—A student at John McGregor Secondary School, and the daughter of Mary and Richard Wild.
ONE- TIME RECIPIENTS:
Angela Donohue of Chatham, Ontario—A student at Chatham Kent Secondary School, and the daughter of Enza and John Donohue.
Amy Hoffman of Chatham, Ontario—A student at Ursuline College, and the daughter of Jim and Diana Hoffman.
Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage, and distribution. For nearly a century, Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies have developed critically important pipelines and related infrastructure connecting natural gas supply sources to premium markets. Based in Houston, Texas, the company operates in the United States and Canada approximately 19,100 miles of transmission pipeline, more than 285 billion cubic feet of storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids operations and local distribution assets. The company also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States. Spectra Energy is a member of both the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index and the U.S. S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Project's Leadership Index. For more information, visit www.spectraenergy.com.
SOURCE Spectra Energy