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Wednesday 23 March 2016  

Esso awards scholarships to university students

Mr. Neil A. Hansen, Chairman and Managing Director of Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited and Ms. Aporn Kanvong, Secretary-General of The Office of the Higher Education Commission (O.H.E.C.), presided over the presentation ceremony.

“Esso (Thailand) and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand proudly support education. We recognize it creates opportunities for individuals and promotes prosperity in the country and in the communities where we operate. By encouraging students to leverage their educational experience to its greatest potential, they will be in a better position to contribute to the betterment of the Thai society,” said Mr. Neil A. Hansen.

This year, 86 scholarships of 10,000 Baht each were awarded to students studying engineering, science, technology, energy and related fields from state universities nationwide.

In recognition of the vital importance of higher education, 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 2,000 scholarships have been granted to date, with a total contribution amount of more than 15 million Baht.


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