SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORTS VETERANS AT MINES
A senior petroleum engineering major, Daniel’s experience on the frontlines of combat duty in Iraq contributed to his passion for the oil and gas industry. His hope is to help create an energy independent America so our economy can be more resilient to outside events.
The GI Bill came up short to help Cory earn his degree in petroleum engineering in May 2016; the Resenergy scholarship helped make the difference. After serving as a section leader in Sadr City, Iraq, Cory decided to serve his country as a problem solver in the oil and gas industry.
2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Resenergy, a small, veteran-owned, Denver-based supplier of ceramic proppant to the oil industry, established a $25,000 endowment scholarship fund for veterans at Mines.
“I know what veterans have gone through,” said Bill Maher, Resenergy co-founder. “It’s hard to finish college when you have returned from war and maybe even have a family to support.”
“Veterans are a perfect fit for the oil and gas industry,” said Paul McKay, Resenergy co-founder. “The dedication to hard work with long hours in less than desirable conditions as well as the logistics of mobilizing a battleforce translate to the industry and assembling a drilling force.”
When the selection committee couldn’t decide between two well-deserving applicants for the first year’s current use scholarship, Randy Yaeger of Haliburton stepped up to fund the second scholarship out of his own pocket. What these veterans accomplished in the military and their professional lives so far humbled the committee and made them want to do even more to help them achieve their dreams.
Resenergy is one of many donors who contributed more than $63 million during the campaign for financial aid. This support allows students to focus on their studies while at Mines and take advantage of the cutting-edge technology and research done on campus.