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Permian Basin Scholarship funds NMSU engineering students

Two students from New Mexico State University?s College of Engineering were awarded scholarships from the Gas Processors Association Permian Basin Chapter.

Lane Barraza, a mechanical engineering junior, and Eric Sanchez, a chemical engineering junior, were the recipients of this year?s scholarship. Each student will be awarded $3,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The Permian Basin Scholarship is designed to support chemical and mechanical engineering students interested in the field of oil and gas. Recipients of the scholarship must be residents of the Permian Basin geographic region. Students from New Mexico must be from the Chaves, Lea or Eddy counties. Two towns within this category are Roswell and Carlsbad.

?We are very grateful for the ongoing generosity of the Gas Processors Association Permian Basin Chapter,? said College of Engineering Dean Ricardo B. Jacquez. ?Their support for these deserving students who will go on to work in and contribute to the business of oil and gas is extremely important to our state and our nation.?

The scholarship sponsors local universities, including Texas Tech University, New Mexico Tech University, University of Texas at Permian Basin and NMSU. The Permian Basin Chapter has provided scholarships to students at NMSU since 2002.