Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery Manager Jay Churchill congratulates the 2014 Phillips 66 Dependent Scholarship local winners. Back row: Jay Churchill, Tanner Pedersen, Nicholas Heim, Jack Desse and Carson Foust. Front row: Kadi Zezoff, Emily Redman, Shelby Baalman, Susanna Mann and Savannah Wilson.
ROXANA – Nine local high school seniors will receive a $16,000 college scholarship from the Phillips 66 Dependent Scholarship Program.
The competitive program awards outstanding college-bound students whose parents work for Phillips 66 or one of its subsidiaries. The awards are based on academic excellence, community service and financial need.
The company announced this year’s honorees, who include nine local students: Shelby Baalman, Jack Desse, Carson Foust, Nicholas Heim, Susanna Mann, Tanner Pedersen, Emily Redman, Savannah Wilson and Kadi Zezoff. All of the honorees have a parent who works at the Wood River Refinery.
- Shelby Baalman, daughter of Phillips 66 employee Gwen Baalman, is a graduate of Marquette Catholic High School.
- Jack Desse, son of Phillips 66 employee Steve Desse, is a graduate of Edwardsville Senior High School.
- Carson Foust, son of Phillips 66 employee Craig Foust, is a graduate of East Alton-Wood River High School.
- Nicholas Heim, son of Phillips 66 employee Dwayne Heim, is a graduate of Staunton High School.
- Susanna Mann, daughter of Phillips 66 employee Rick Mann, is a graduate of Civic Memorial High School.
- Tanner Pedersen, son of Phillips 66 employee Jimmy Pedersen, is a graduate of De Smet Jesuit High School.
- Emily Redman, daughter of Phillips 66 employee Bruce Redman, is a graduate of Hillsboro High School.
- Savannah Wilson, daughter of Phillips 66 employee Ted Wilson, is a graduate of Pattonville Senior High School.
- Kadi Zezoff, stepdaughter of Phillips 66 employee Mike Oseland, is a graduate of Granite City High School.
“This scholarship program reflects Phillips 66’s commitment to the communities where we live and operate and builds on our corporate vision of improving lives,” said Melissa Erker, Wood River Refinery spokesperson.
Phillips 66 is a growing energy manufacturing and logistics company with high-performing Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, headquartered in Houston.
“We congratulate these students on their achievements inside and outside the classroom and wish them every success in college,” Erker said.
The Phillips 66 Dependent Scholarship Program will annually award as many as 66 four-year scholarships of $16,000 each for higher education at any accredited institution. Scholarship Management Services, a neutral, third-party administrator of educational assistance programs, selects the recipients and manages the program for Phillips 66.
For information, visit www.phillips66.com or follow the company on Twitter @Phillips66Co.