Energy Education for Michigan Scholarship 2020 Recipients Selected

Energy Education for Michigan has selected 9 scholarship Energy Education for Michigan scholarship recipients for the fall of 2020. Each recipient will receive $1,000 to be applied to school related expenses. Cutting edge technologies and bright young minds like these will continue to drive Michigan’s industry into the future.

This year, the Energy Education for Michigan Scholarships saw a record high of 84 applicants, with over 30 Majors Represented and 34 Colleges and Universities. 

The Tony Howard Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 in honor of Howard, who passed on Oct. 11, 2010, following a career in all phases of oil and gas drilling that spanned more than 50 years. While The James Bigard Scholarship Fund was created following the Sept. 16, 2012, passing of Bigard, who built his company from a single drilling rig to a fleet of as many as 13, including the state’s first rated to 20,000 feet.

The newest scholarship, The William K. Roth scholarship was established following the Oct. 16th, 2017 passing of William K. "Bill" Roth, legendary Michigan petroleum geologist and mentor, whose steadfast leadership spanned his 58 year career in Michigan’s Oil and Gas Business.

Tony Howard Scholarship recipients:

Zachary Ruddick of Eaton Rapids is majoring in Civil Engineering at Michigan State University.

Griffin Schmidt of Cheybogan is majoring in Chemical Engineering Technology at Michigan Technical University.

Sarah Judis of Rochester Hills is majoring in Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University.

Jermone Spagnotti II of Calumet is majoring in Welding Technology at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Stephanie Bodmer of Waterford is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an energy specialization at Oakland University.

James R. Bigard Scholarship recipients:

Morgan Wildman of Ada is majoring in Special Education and American Sign Language at Lansing Community College and Calvin University.

Ian Goan of West Bloomfield is majoring in Earth and Environmental Sciences at University of Michigan.

Alexander Quinn of Chelsea is majoring in Geology at Eastern Michigan University.

William K. Roth Scholarship recipients:

Lauren Bergeron of Riverview is majoring in Geology and History and minoring in GIS at Albion College.

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