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NSU awards inaugural Clean Line Energy Scholarship

Representatives from NSU and Clean Line Energy met to award Sheena Bottorff with inaugural scholarship award. From left to right, top row: Dr. Roger Collier, Dr. MiaAnh VuTran, Dr. Mike Turner, Dr. Mitch Ricketts, Jerry Cook, Dr. Mark Arant bottom row: Mario Hurtado, Jason Thomas, Trish Williams, Sheena Bottorff, Dr. Steve Turner

On Nov. 30, Northeastern State University and Clean Line Energy came together to award the inaugural Clean Line Energy Scholarship to Sheena Bottorff.

Bottorff is a senior environmental, health & safety management major set to graduate in May 2017. She is the president of the NSUBA American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and is also an active participant in the Tulsa professional chapter of ASSE where she assists in organizing events and programs that link NSU students to area professionals.

According to Bottorff, the Clean Line Energy Scholarship has made an incredible impact in her life as it helps to alleviate the financial burden of pursuing higher education. She said the scholarship award is an honor and blessing.

As part of the scholarship application, she wrote an essay discussing her choice of major as a way to be an advocate for the environment and a positive force for change. In her essay, she recognized the need for renewable resource technologies, energy awareness, preservation of Native American culture and the sacred lands of Native American tribes.

“Time is of the essence if we are to prevent the irreparable devastation of the planet’s natural, life-giving balance,” Bottorff said. “That is why investing in renewable resource technologies and fostering a culture of energy awareness is so critically important.”

Trish Williams, Oklahoma outreach associate for Clean Line Energy, said they are pleased to partner with NSU on the environmental and safety scholarship award.

“We want to congratulate the first ever recipient of this scholarship, Sheena Bottorff,” Williams said. “Ms. Bottorff has not only excelled in her area, but has taken on leadership roles in her field of study to help promote NSU and her fellow students. We are very proud of her and look forward to seeing what contributions she makes to her field in the future.”

Published: 12/14/2016 4:54:19 PM

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