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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, March 1, 2012

ExxonMobil Provides Math and Science Scholarships for Local Students

ExxonMobil is supporting math and science education and career development for local students with two $2,500 scholarships through the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.


The ExxonMobil scholarships will support undergraduate college-bound students who are pursuing a math, science, and/or engineering degree at a four-year university.

“ExxonMobil is committed to investing in math and science education because we believe it is key in preparing our youth for the challenges of tomorrow,” said ExxonMobil Santa Ynez Unit Operations Superintendent Troy Tranquada. “We want to support local high school students to further their education in math and science, and better prepare them for careers in those fields.”

ExxonMobil has partnered with the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation since 1993, with investments totaling more than $75,000. These funds have helped support the organization by providing scholarships and financial aid workshops for students and families.

We are grateful for the loyal support of ExxonMobil,” said Colette Hadley, Executive Director of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. “We commend our corporate partners who are helping support college access for deserving students.”

About the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has helped more than 30,000 Santa Barbara County students with awards totaling more than $65 million. Additionally, the Scholarship Foundation provides financial aid advising services to more than 25,000 students and parents each year. The Foundation celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2012. Its mission is to inspire, encourage, and support Santa Barbara County students in their pursuit of higher education through financial aid advising and scholarships. For more information visit: www.sbscholarship.org

About ExxonMobil Santa Ynez Unit (SYU)

ExxonMobil’s Santa Ynez Unit (SYU) consists of three offshore platforms, Hondo, Heritage and Harmony, and an oil and gas processing facility in Las Flores Canyon, California. The Las Flores Canyon onshore facility receives and processes crude oil and natural gas produced from the offshore platforms. The Unit has been in operation since 1981, yielding an estimated 534 million oil equivalent barrels (oil and gas) that help to fuel the Central Coast and California’s businesses, homes, and economies with a stable, reliable source of domestic energy. The Unit currently employs approximately 230 employees and contractors. The company is one of the largest taxpayers in the state of California and the largest in Santa Barbara County.

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