BP's North America Gas business is one of the largest natural gas producers in Wyoming. With a total resource base of about 2 billion barrels of oil equivalents (boe) of natural gas and liquids the Wamsutter Operations Center serves as the anchor of BP's commitment within Wyoming.
As an integral member of the community, the Wamsutter Operations Center wishes to give back by offering college scholarships to graduating high school seniors wishing to pursue technical fields within the state of Wyoming.
Beginning in 2014, the program will offer scholarships of $2,500 per year at the University of Wyoming or $5,000 per year at an accredited Wyoming Community College or Trade School, for up to a maximum of $10,000 for undergraduate study. This scholarship opportunity is available to high school seniors attending school in Rock Springs or Rawlins, Wyoming. Students must be majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field or related vocational program beginning in the fall term of 2014 with a preference given to students pursuing studies in areas of interest to the energy industry.
The BP Wamsutter Operation Center is pleased to support this initiative as a way of giving back to the communities in which we operate by encouraging local high school seniors to pursue their dreams of going to college.