The company also has selected the university as one of 10 in the nation to participate in the SHIELD Scholar program. SHIELD stands for Students Heightening Involvement in Education, Leadership and Development. Twenty-four junior and senior students will receive the annual $5,000 scholarship award beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year.
The contribution from Phillips 66 will also support the Kansas State University Center for Sustainable Energy, business ethics classes and programs, and a variety of programs across campus promoting diversity and professional development for students and faculty.
“More than 200 K-State alums are currently employed at Phillips 66, and the company actively recruits top graduates primarily from chemical and mechanical engineering and computing and information sciences in the College of Engineering, as well as finance and accounting graduastes from the College of Business Administration, ” Taylor said.