Dover, Delaware — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) announced today the recipients of scholarship awards through its Aspiring Scholars Program. Eleven children of Company employees have been selected to receive $2,000 each in scholarship funds toward their study at an accredited college, university or post-secondary education technical school.
“Our employees make up the Chesapeake family and by extension their families are very important to us,” said Beth Cooper, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and Chair of the Aspiring Scholars Committee. “Recognizing both the importance of higher education and the financial challenges associated with it, we are honored to present these scholarships to help support these young people reach their fullest potential.”
For many years, Chesapeake has supported the educational aspirations of employees and their children, awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships and tuition reimbursement. An appointed Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of Chesapeake employees makes scholarship recommendations based on each applicant’s academic record, extracurricular accomplishments, two student essays, leadership qualities, work experience, citizenship, community involvement and letters of recommendation. The process is completely confidential.
The 2019 Aspiring Scholars are:
Dylan Chi, son of Amanda Chi, Director, Business Planning for Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, will study Exercise Science at Wesley College.
Christian Diehl, son of Francene Diehl, Senior Manager, Safety and Compliance for Florida Public Utilities Company, will study to become a Physician Assistant at the University of West Florida.
Katherine Gonzalez, daughter of Rudy Gonzalez, Director, Procurement for Business and Information Services for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, will study Environmental Science at Allegheny College.
Ethan Hart, son of David Hart, Service Technician for Sharp Energy, will study Business and Economics at Regent University.
Thomas Metts II, son of Thomas (Kevin) Metts, Safety Coordinator for Florida Public Utilities Company, will study at South Georgia State University.
Abigail Petro, daughter of John Petro, Director, Business Applications for Business and Information Services for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, will study Biochemistry at the University of Delaware.
Casey Puentes, son of Jorge Puentes, Manager, Technical Projects for Florida Public Utilities Company, will study Computer Science at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Kirsten Scher, daughter of Michael Scher, Manager, Customer Care Credit & Collections for Chesapeake Utilities, will study Business Management at Pace University.
Blayton See, son of Robert See, IMC Technician at Florida Public Utilities Company, will study Physical Therapy at Chipola College.
Victoria Wheeler, daughter of Carla Wheeler, Propane Clerk at Florida Public Utilities Corporation, will study Agriculture at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Jessica Wilson, daughter of Mark Wilson, Measurement Technician II for Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, will study Nursing at Delaware Technical Community College.
Chesapeake Utilities, Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, Sharp Energy and Florida Public Utilities Company are part of the Chesapeake Utilities Corporation family of businesses.
About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution and transmission; electricity generation and distribution; propane gas distribution; and other businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s businesses is available at www.chpk.com or through the Company’s Investor Relations App.
Please note that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is not affiliated with Chesapeake Energy, an oil and natural gas explor