Esso awards scholarships to university students in engineering, science and related fields
Bangkok – Esso presented 70 scholarships worth 700,000 Baht to undergraduate students in engineering, science, and related fields from state universities nationwide to support their educational pursuits.
Mr. Neil A. Hansen, Chairman and Managing Director of Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited and Mr. Supat Champathong, Secretary-General of The Office of the Higher Education Commission presided over the presentation ceremony.
“Esso has partnered with The Office of the Higher Education Commission to support Thai education for 35 years, providing scholarships to individuals based on academic performance and financial need. We hope the students will use the scholarships to take full advantage of their educational experience to contribute to the advancement of science and innovation in Thailand,” said Mr. Neil A. Hansen.
Esso has worked with the Office of the Higher Education Commission (O.H.E.C.) since 1982 when the Esso-Rattanakosin Bicentennial Fund was established as part of the Rattanakosin Bicentennial celebration. The company has continued to support the fund as well as a scholarship program every year since 1982. Approximately 2,100 scholarships have been granted to date with a total contribution amount of more than 15.7 million Baht.
Photo: Pictured at the scholarship presentation, which was held at the office of O.H.E.C, Phayathai Rd. are (Executive group from left to right): Ms. Kitiyavadee Nilavan, Communications Manager of Esso; Mr. Isra Sunthornvipart, Advisor of Public and Government Affairs of Esso; Mr. Neil A. Hansen, Chairman and Managing Director of Esso; Mr. Supat Champathong, Secretary-General of the O.H.E.C.; Mr. Banlue Visitanuphong, Director, Bureau of Students Development of the O.H.E.C; Ms. Wattanasopee Suksa-ard, Director of Student Welfare and Services Group of the O.H.E.C, together with some of the scholarship students.