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BP Decatur Creates Excellence in Process Technology and Industrial Maintenance Endowment at Calhoun

3/19/2014

The Calhoun Community College Foundation has received a donation of $25,000 from BP Decatur for the creation of the BP Decatur Excellence in Process Technology and Industrial Maintenance Endowed Scholarship.

This named endowment was established by BP’s Petrochemical Complex located in Decatur, Alabama. BP Decatur has been a strong contributor in the North Alabama community for over 40 years, valuing community, nature, and economic growth. BP contributes to the community with volunteer time and donations for the benefit of numerous non-profit organizations and believes in developing future workers and leaders and reaches out to local colleges and universities for it co-op and intern programs.

The BP Decatur Process Technology and Industrial Maintenance Endowed Scholarship will give first priority to Calhoun students pursuing a degree in Process Technology or Maintenance Technology.

This scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  1. High school or GED graduate
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) and maintain a 3.0 GPA while under scholarship at Calhoun.
  3. Demonstrated history of community service, and/or meritorious personal or academic performance. Consideration will also be given to demonstrated excellence and continuous improvement in work history.
  4. Priority consideration will be given to students pursuing a degree in Process Technology or Maintenance Technology and students interested in pursuing a career in Chemical Processing or the Refining Industry.

For more information on the new BP scholarship, contact the Calhoun Foundation at 256-713-4823.

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