CITGO Awards Scholarship to Lake Charles Student

Sulphur, La. – Aug. 10, 2015 – CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently awarded scholarships to six high school graduates who are dependent children of company employees or retirees, including one child of a Lake Charles Refinery employee. The student was honored at the CITGO Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, July 7, at the Pioneer Club in Lake Charles, La.

Since 1987, CITGO has been active in helping qualified dependent children of its employees and retirees reach their collegiate goals, through offering college and university scholarships. Since then, CITGO has awarded more than 270 scholarships, totaling more than $2.5 million. The student selected as a 2015 CITGO scholarship recipient was Phillip D. Comeaux, Lake Charles, LA, son of William (Bill) Comeaux, CITGO Senior Analyst, Logistics.

CITGO continues to uphold education as one of its core values. CITGO Lake Charles Refinery Vice President and General Manager Tomeu Vadell said CITGO scholarships are a tradition CITGO thrives on. “These bright young students truly are the future and we value their success and their further education. It is our privilege to be a part of their educational experience through the CITGO scholarship program,” Vadell said. “We honor their success as a tribute to their future.”

The CITGO scholarships are one more example of how CITGO supports education both locally and at the national level. CITGO Lake Charles Refinery is very active in supporting education at all levels in Calcasieu Parish. CITGO has participated in the Calcasieu Parish school system “Partners in Education” program since 1988. The company now serves as a Partner in Education for four Calcasieu Parish public schools: Sulphur High School, Sulphur 9th Grade Campus, E.K. Key Elementary School and Calcasieu Parish Alternative Site.