HOUSTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (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 2011 scholarship recipients are accomplished students who excel academically, possess strong leadership qualities and are civic minded. We are proud to invest in the futures of these exceptional young people," said Greg Ebel, president and chief executive officer, Spectra Energy Corp. "Spectra Energy is committed to being the employer of choice and 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 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.
2011 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Janet Babula of Petrolia, ON—A student at Lambton Central C.V.I. and the daughter of Todd and Darlene Babula.
Shelby Bajkowski of Old Town, ME—A student at Old Town High School and the daughter of John and Lesley Bajkowski.
Morgan Britt of Pulaski, TN—A student at Giles County High School and the daughter of Benton Britt and Amy Clark-Britt.
Michael Croft of Windsor, ON—A student at Holy Names and the son of Daniel and Margaret Croft.
Duncan Farrow of Chetwynd, B.C.—A student at South Peace Secondary and the son of Jim and Marilyn Farrow.
Ashley Maskus of Cypress, TX—A student at Cy-Ranch High School and the daughter of Jerry and Kelsi Maskus.
Sara McLean of Burstall, SK—A student at Fox Valley School and the daughter of Lory McLean and Debbie Nimegeers.
Xanth Reier of Taylor, B.C.—A student at North Peace Secondary and the daughter of Peter Reier and Leanna Carlson.
Cameron Smith of Opelousas, LA—A student at Beau Chene High School and the son of Willie and Mannette Smith.
Katrina Squazzin of Chatham, ON—A student at Ursaline College and the daughter of John Squazzin.
Brooke Edwards of Chatham, ON—A student at John McGregor Secondary School and the daughter of Robin and Doreen Edwards and Lynn and Jack Galbraith.
Samantha Martin of Holbrook, PA—A student at West Greene High School and the daughter of Samuel and Jeanette Martin.
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 305 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 the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes and the U.S. S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Project's Leadership Index for both Carbon Performance and Disclosure. For more information, visit www.spectraenergy.com.
SOURCE Spectra Energy Corp