CITGO Petroleum Corporation has awarded scholarships to 10 high school graduates who are dependent children of company employees. The local students were honoured during the annual CITGO Scholarship Banquet at the Pioneer Club in Lake Charles, La.
Since 1987, CITGO has been helping qualified dependent children of its employees reach their collegiate goals by offering college and university scholarships. Since the program began, 300 students have been awarded scholarships giving a total of over $2.9 million.
CITGO continues to uphold education as one of its core values. CITGO Lake Charles Refinery Vice President and General Manager, Tomeu Vadell said that CITGO scholarships promote academic excellence and help to equip the next generation workforce.
The CITGO scholarships are one more example of how CITGO supports education both locally and at the national level. The CITGO Lake Charles Refinery is very active in supporting education at all levels in Calcasieu Parish. CITGO has participated in the Calcasieu Parish school system Partners in Education program since 1988 and is partnered with four Calcasieu Parish public schools.