BP America Production Company has made a $7,500 gift to the Eastern Oklahoma State College Foundation to support scholarships for local students. BP America has provided more than $35,500 in scholarship funding to Eastern students over the past three years. The scholarships are available to qualifying students residing in BP’s operating counties of Latimer, Leflore, Haskell, Pittsburg or Sequoyah. The scholarship funds will be awarded on academic merit to students studying energy, science, math, education, nursing, business, child development, agriculture (pre-veterinary) or environmental/natural resources at Eastern. Pictured is BP America Operation Support Team Leader Louis Vigil, left center, as she presents a $7,500 gift to Eastern President Dr. Stephen Smith to support student scholarships. Eastern students from left are, William Ellis, a math major from Muldrow; Matthew Little, a music education major from Tuskahoma; Lane Knight, a mechanical engineering major from Wilburton; Bryce Martin a safety engineering major from Antlers; and Maci Monte, an English education major from Daisy, received BP scholarships at Eastern this year.