Strata Energy, Inc. is committed to a concept we refer to as “Community Energy”, a core belief of which is that a partnership is implicitly created with the communities in which we operate. To foster this partnership, Strata funds two scholarships available to students graduating from a Crook County high school or accredited home-school program.

Community Energy Scholarship

The Community Energy scholarship awards $2,000 per academic year per recipient, up to a total of $8,000. Strata will award the scholarship to one new recipient per year, ramping up to an ongoing commitment to help up to four students at any given time in realizing academic success. Basic eligibility for the scholarship requires that the applicant be:

  1. A graduating senior attending a Crook County high school or accredited home-school program;
  2. Intending to enroll at the University of Wyoming, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Colorado School of Mines, or Colorado State University*; and
  3. Enrolling in one of the following academic programs:
  • Chemical engineering
  • Geology or geological engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Metallurgy and materials engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Nuclear science and engineering
  • Health physics
  • Other engineering such as civil, mechanical and electrical specialties, as well as geophysics may be considered.

Through this scholarship, Strata seeks to create opportunities for young people in Crook County to pursue careers in the mineral industry and related fields.

Click here to download the complete Community Energy scholarship criteria and application form. The deadline for submission for the 2017-2018 scholarship is March 15, 2017.

*Other schools with robust programs in the stated fields may also be considered.

Opportunity Scholarship

The Opportunity Scholarship is an annual scholarship available to high school seniors graduating from high schools and accredited home-school programs located in Crook County, Wyoming. The $500 scholarship is awarded to one recipient per academic year.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. A graduating senior attending a Crook County high school or accredited home-school program;
  2. GEDs may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

The Opportunity scholarship is available to students pursuing higher education in any field of study at an accredited trade school, community college, or university.

Click here to download the complete Opportunity scholarship criteria and application form. The deadline for submission for the 2017-2018 scholarship is March 15, 2017.