$40 thousand in scholarships offered to qualifying North Dakota high school seniors

(Fargo, ND) -- A North Dakota energy company is giving away thousands of dollars in scholarships to high school seniors. 

"This is our third year or providing $40 thousand in scholarships to graduating seniors in North Dakota that are involved in 4-H and FFA," said Hess Corporation General Manager Brent Lohnes.

Lohnes also says another requirement for applicants is that they are pursuing secondary education in fields "related to or supporting the oil and gas industry". Lohnes says that includes such fields as nursing, accounting and agri-business. The deadline to apply is March 15th. 

The Scholarships are offered through a partnership between Hess Corporation and the North Dakota State Fair Foundation.

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