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Encana announces academic scholarships for high school seniors

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. is pleased to announce its scholarships for 2010-2011 graduating seniors. One $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for up to four years) will be awarded annually to one senior who resides in areas in which Encana operates: Rifle, New Castle, Parachute, Rangely, Fruita, Palisade, Meeker, De Beque and Grand Junction. “Encana’s scholarship program invests in the future education of our youth and helps us establish a sustainable workforce in Colorado,” said Joyce Witte, Encana community investment advisor. “We are proud of all our high-achieving scholars and hope our financial resources will enable them to reach their goal of a higher education and achieve new heights in the energy industry.” In 2010, Encana awarded 70 scholarships in the U.S., of which five recipients were located in Colorado. The Encana scholarship is awarded directly to the student to be used for any college-related financial need, such as tuition and fees, room & board, textbooks and rent. All qualified high school seniors are encouraged to submit an application. Scholarship eligibility requirements include: • Must reside in an area where Encana operates • Declare an energy-related field of study in petroleum, chemical, mechanical or environmental engineering, geology or geophysics • Attend a four-year university or technical/trade program • Demonstrate a solid academic record • Embody community involvement and leadership • Submit proof of acceptance and registration in a qualifying program Last year’s scholarship recipients were Tyler Miles, Grand Valley High School; Morgan Nelson, Meeker High School; and Craig Spaulding, Coal Ridge High School. The deadline to submit applications is April 1, and final selection of recipients will be made by individual school districts. For more information about Encana’s scholarship program, please check with your school or e-mail communityinvestmentusa@encana.com.

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