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OCU Meinders School of Business Offers Scholarships to Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) Members

Oklahoma City – Oklahoma City University will offer $5,000 scholarships to qualified Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) members wishing to pursue a Master of Science in energy management or a Master of Science in energy legal studies, Meinders School of Business Dean Dr. Steven C. Agee has announced.

“Energy, particularly oil and natural gas, continues to be Oklahoma’s defining industry and provides its employees with an average of twice the state’s typical annual income,” Agee said. “With the growth in the energy industry, coupled with pending retirements of many of the industry’s top executives, the demand for educated leadership is immense.”

Many YPE members’ companies provide tuition assistance benefits, which are further enhanced with the Meinders School of Business’ Corporate Partner Matching Program.  Agee said the result of this unique combination is an educational funding package that is unequaled across higher education institutions.

However, there are a number of excellent energy organizations that do not provide tuition assistance which means some YPE members do not receive those educational benefits.  For these members, the Meinders School of Business has arranged to offer 20 special YPE scholarships.  Depending on applicants’ circumstances, they may qualify for additional merit-based financial support.

The YPE Scholarship is exclusively for members of Young Professionals in Energy who are employed at organizations which do not offer tuition assistance and who are enrolling in courses beginning this January.

The Master of Science in energy programs are designed to allow students to complete their graduate studies while attending classes one evening per week. The accelerated programs offer distinct advantages for experienced learners. Classes meet one night a week from 5:30-9:30 in nine-week cycles at the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University.

The Master of Science in energy management provides an extensive energy-business-related curriculum, focusing primarily on the business side of energy management. The master of science in energy legal studies provides an extensive, concept-based, legal curriculum designed to provide a deeper understanding of contract and property law, negotiation, enhanced legal research, citation and writing skills and settlement and dispute resolution as well as concentrations in wills, trusts and estates; environmental law; and corporations, agencies and partnerships.

For more information about the scholarships, contact Cindy Treadway at ctreadway@okcu.edu or (405) 208-5154. To learn more about the energy programs or to apply, contact Heidi Puckett at hpuckett@okcu.edu or (405) 208-5094.