“Flint Hills Resources is honored to present these well-deserving students with scholarships so they can continue their education,” said Valerie Pompa, vice president for Flint Hills Resources. “We are committed to helping our youth become exposed to careers involving science, technology, engineering or mathematics or STEM.”
“It is always an honor to recognize the accomplishments of our youth here in South Texas,” said Larry Van Horn, president for Koch Pipeline Company. “These students have worked hard and will one day be a part of the workforce and perhaps even an employee of a Koch company.”
Since 1995, Flint Hills Resources has recognized more than 600 students from more than 40 South Texas schools for their academic and athletic achievements through commercial spots airing on local television and radio stations. This year, Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline partnered to advance the program from a recognition program to a scholarship program.
Scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic record, essay on the concept of entrepreneurship, and a nomination from their school. Recipients also must plan to pursue a career in a STEM field.
Koch Pipeline Company Scholarship recipients include:
Krupaben Bhakta – Karnes City High School
Taylor Pena – Karnes City High School
Lane Kruger – Pettus High School
Madeleine Garza – Pettus High School
Allison Surginer – Sinton High School
Dalton Klare – Refugio High School
Hannah Rose – Refugio High School