The American Gas Association (AGA) has selected Ivy Tech Community College�Wabash Valley to participate in its scholarship program. AGA will grant $30,000 to the Ivy Tech Foundation to provide scholarships to eligible students who have completed their first semester in HVAC, welding, pipefitting or engineering technologies. Ivy Tech was one of 26 colleges and universities from across the country selected to receive scholarship funds.
"We are making an investment in helping to develop a skilled workforce capable of maintaining the 21st century technology that transports and utilizes clean natural gas to serve the needs of more than 177 million Americans," said Dave McCurdy, President and CEO of the American Gas Association. "Our commitment will help ensure the continued vitality of the American workforce and solidify the legacy of this transformation in American energy."
"We're proud to be included among other prestigious schools selected to receive funds," said Becky Miller, Ivy Tech Executive Director of Advancement. "This is a great opportunity for our students."
AGA expects to fund 200 scholarships nationally over the next five years with proceeds from the 17th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG17) that took place the week of April 18, 2013 in Houston, TX.
The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. More than 65 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S. receive their gas from AGA members. AGA is an advocate for natural gas utility companies and their customers and provides a broad range of programs and services for member natural gas pipelines, marketers, gatherers, international natural gas companies and industry associates. Today, natural gas meets almost one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.