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Bryant awarded ISHM scholarship

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Alicia Bryant of Mulberry, an industrial control systems major at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, has received a $2,000 scholarship from the International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM) Scholarship Fund.

ISHM is the oldest petroleum-industry school in the world. Held with cooperation and support of the University of Oklahoma, associations, manufacturing firms and industrial companies, it is devoted to hydrocarbon measurement and control (oil and natural gas).

Each year more than 160 technical classes and 75 hands-on classes are conducted, and more than 115 educational exhibitors are on hand to provide a one-on-one learning experience. The three-day school, which is held in Oklahoma City during the second week of May, averages an enrollment of 1,250 students.

Steve Gage of Ozark, ISHM Scholarship Executive Committee chairman, said, “I’m glad ISHM started the scholarship fund, and it really pleases me that Arkansas Tech-Ozark students have been selected for scholarships the last few years.

“The benefit it provides students allows them to continue their education.”

The ISHM Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial support to University of Oklahoma students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree associated with the science of hydrocarbon measurement. Additionally, the scholarship fund also provides financial support to other universities and technical schools offering similar degrees. Funding is achieved through individual, group or corporate donations, or through special activities organized by the ISHM Committee.

The first school was held in 1924 with 60 people in attendance. It has been held annually each spring except for one year during the Great Depression and another during World War II.

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