HOUSTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) today announced that 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.
"The 2013 Spectra Energy Scholars Program represents a special milestone–the 50-year anniversary of our company's employee scholarship program," said Greg Ebel, president and chief executive officer, Spectra Energy Corp. "The Spectra Energy Scholars Program is a demonstration of our commitment to education and to our employees. This year's scholarship recipients are academically strong and community minded, and we are proud to invest in their futures."
Recipients under the Spectra Energy Scholars Program 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.
2013 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Jessica Black of Holbrook, PA—A student at West Greene High School and the daughter of Bill and Melissa Black
Taryn Fournie of Merlin, ON—A student at Ursuline College Chatham and the daughter of Jeff and Suzanne Fournie and Amber Robson
Kruti Mehta of Sugar Land, TX—A student at Stephen F. Austin High School and the daughter of Urvashi and Aswin Mehta
Shannon Payne of Chatham, ON—A student at Ursuline College Chatham and the daughter of Christina and Greg Payne
Jonathan Rheaume of Salem, NH—A student at Salem High School and the son of Rod and Mary Rheaume
Elissa Richard of Missouri City, TX—A student at Westbury Christian School and the daughter of Mark and Maria Richard
Alexander Sterling of Chatham, ON—A student at Chatham-Kent Secondary School and the son of Ron and Brenda Sterling
Mitchell Thibault of Grimsby, ON—A student at Grimsby Secondary School and the son of Allan and Shari Thibault
Madeline Van Der Paelt of Chatham, ON—A student at John McGregor Secondary School and the daughter of Sarah and Ron Van Der Paelt
Heshani Wijesekera of Sarnia, ON—A student at Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School and the daughter of Danesh and Asha Wijesekera
Troy Babcock of Wallaceburg, ON—A student at Wallaceburg Secondary School and the son of Kevin and Lisa Babcock
Dylan DeMedeiros of Fort St. John, BC—A student at North Pearce Secondary School and the son of Heath and Jennifer Mallette
Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier pipeline and midstream companies. Based in Houston, Texas, the company's operations in the United States and Canada include more than 22,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil pipelines, approximately 305 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, and local distribution operations. The company also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, the largest producer of natural gas liquids and one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States. Spectra Energy has served North American customers and communities for more than a century. The company's longstanding values are recognized through its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes and the Carbon Disclosure Project's Global 500 and S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Indexes. For more information, visit www.spectraenergy.com.
SOURCE Spectra Energy Corp