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By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

Scholarships given

 


Tata Chemicals awarded a total of $6,000 in college scholarships to Kasey Turnbull of Green River, Garrett Easton of Rock Springs, and Kylia Siddoway of Lyman. The three are all Wyoming-college based students and children of the Tata’s employees. Turnbull and Easton both received a scholarship of $2,500. Siddoway received a scholarship of $1,000.

Tata has been awarding scholarships to applicants of their employees‘ children since 2013, to students attending Western Wyoming Community College. This is the first year the scholarship has been opened up to the University of Wyoming as well.

“Our scholarship program is part of our ongoing local effort to promote growth and stability within our community, and develop an ongoing pool of talent here in Wyoming,” said Martin Keighley, CEO and MD, Tata Chemicals North America. “We are thrilled that the growth of our program over the last three years has allowed us to expand our application pool, to support students enrolled at local community colleges, and the University of Wyoming.”

Turnbull is a 2015 Green River High School graduate and plans to major in kinesiology and health promotion at UW in the fall. She is the daughter of Tata Chemicals’ employee Mark Turnbull.

This is Easton’s second year to receive a scholarship from Tata Chemical. He is a 2014 Rock Springs High School graduate, has attended school at WWCC and plans to major in mechanical engineering at UW. He is the son of Mike Easton.

Siddoway is a 2015 Lyman High School graduate and plans to attend WWCC in the fall for nursing. She is the daughter of Matthew Reiten.

All scholarship applicants are required to complete a series of essay style questions and an interview process. Applicants are evaluated on their individual academic excellence, leadership, goals and aspirations.

One of Easton’s goals and aspirations is close-to-home for Tata. He wants to stay in state and he said he would seriously consider working at one of the mines here after college. He is currently working at Solvay Chemicals for the summer in the underground tailings department.

“He’s going to do what he’s going to do and he does it well,” Easton’s dad, Mike Easton said.

Easton wants to make a difference, by “Making the world and easier place to live,” Easton said. “More ergonomical, making it so there’s more job opportunities.”

 

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