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BSC student earns Bakken U scholarship

Published: Aug 30 2016
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BSC energy student Chad Schoch is one of two $5,000 Bakken U scholarship award winners announced today.
The scholarship is helping Schoch pay for two degrees from BSC– one in Petroleum Production Technology and another in Process Plant Technology. And he’s contemplating a master’s degree in the field as well.
Supported by the ND Petroleum Council, the North Dakota University System Foundation and the colleges within the system, Bakken U scholarships are available to recently displaced oil workers, current oil workers, or spouses of oil workers who wish to expand their knowledge and job marketability in North Dakota. It is in its second year.
Schoch is a native of the New England, N.D. area and employed full time with Whiting, Inc.
“I wanted to expand my knowledge and experience so if push comes to shove, and I find myself looking for new job, I won’t be a one trick pony. These degrees help with that, and the scholarship really alleviates the financial burden,” he says.
The other recipient is Briley Crissler, a Business Management student at Minot State University.
For more information about the Bakken U scholarship, visit For more information about BSC’s energy programs visit,