Devon Energy, a leading oil and gas producer in the U.S., awarded 10 college scholarships to children of first responders in Oklahoma for the 2023-2024 school year, through its national partnership with First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF).
The nonprofit organization is dedicated to serving the children of U.S. first responders. Across its asset areas, Devon’s support is funding one-year scholarships for 45 students.
In Oklahoma, the following students received scholarships:
· Kathryn Brashears, Beaver
· Calin Martin, Comanche
· Colton Martin, Shawnee
· Conner Martin, Comanche
· Amir Nawabi, Norman
· Kenda Potter, Chouteau
· Nathan Tavaglione, Sand Springs
· Jake Whitlock, Newalla
· Zain Whitlock, Newalla
· Lauryn Wyatt, Muskogee
“First responders sacrifice their lives and wellbeing every day for the benefit of others,” said Christina Rehkop, community relations director at Devon Energy. “At Devon, we are honored to be a part of supporting first responders’ families and helping students achieve their dreams through these scholarships.”
While Devon has a long history of supporting emergency responders, this is its first partnership with FRCF.
“Devon Energy has been an extraordinary partner to FRCF, providing 45 scholarships this year to children of first responders in Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, North Dakota and Oklahoma,” said FRCF President and CEO Jillian Crane. “Devon understands the sacrifices these children make, with their parents constantly headed into harm’s way, and the uncertainty and anxiety that can cause. FRCF and Devon are proud to support the families of those who support us every day of the year.”
In addition to the tuition support, students benefit from being part of the FRCF’s Scholars Council which offers unique opportunities to connect with other recipients and industry leaders.
Children of first responders can apply for scholarships next year at www.1strcf.org.