OED is proud to partner with Chevron to advance Utah’s energy workforce by providing scholarships to high school seniors who intend to pursue "STEM" and "CTE" education in Utah.

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Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship

Since 2016, OED and Chevron have provided over $50,000 in scholarships to high school seniors pursuing STEM and CTE education at institutions of higher learning in Utah.

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Rules & Criteria

Five $4,000 Scholarships

Five $4,000 scholarships will be awarded for students attending a Utah college or university.
Five scholarships will be awarded for up to $2,000 for students attending a Utah technical college.

Students must submit:

  • 5-minute documentary film,
  • an essay about their STEM goals,
  • their contact information, and
  • a parent or guardian contact information.

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Applications shall be submitted to:
Kevin Brooks
Energy Program Specialist
Governor’s Office of Energy Development

Chevron partners with OED on the Utah Energy Workforce Development Scholarship program to create the energy workforce of the future of our state.

Mitra Kashanchi, General Manager
Chevron Salt Lake Refinery

Video Production Guide

Watch this brief Video Production Guide to learn more about the Scholarship criteria, as well as a few tips and tricks to make your film stand above the rest. *Note, scholarship distribution amounts have since been updated.

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2018 CTE Scholarship Winner

Watch this highlight video of Jadan Defa the 2018 CTE Scholarship winner.

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Beginners Guide to Filmmaking

Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker or starting from scratch, the Beginner’s Guide to Documentary Filmmaking will provide you with the necessary tools to successfully craft a five minute documentary film.

The guide offers instruction across the pre-production, production and post-production filming process, as well as details on how to upload and submit your film.

Film Guide

2018 Winner Playlist

  • Megan Humphreys

    Megan Humphreys

    How electricity is generated. Solar power, District 1

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  • Katie Oliverson

    Katie Oliverson

    Data analytics in utilities, Women/Minority

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  • Brynn Eardley

    Brynn Eardley

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  • Ulises Gallardo

    Ulises Gallardo

    Utah's energy resources and energy generation facilities, District 3

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2017 Winner Playlist

  • USU Energy Efficiency

    USU Energy Efficiency

    Tabitha Waldron, District 1

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  • Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship Program

    Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship Program

    Nick Bell, District 2

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  • Utah Energy An Opportunity and Responsibility

    Utah Energy: An Opportunity and Responsibility

    Andrew Knecht, District 3

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  • Oil Shale Utah

    Oil Shale Utah

    Nate Devries, District 4

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Receiving the Utah Governor's Office Energy Efficiency Scholarship has greatly benefited my experience as a college student, and helped me recognize future job opportunities.

Katie Oliverson, Student
University of Utah