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Students eating in a cafeteriaHelping develop tomorrow's leaders today through higher education is a key element to securing a stable and progressive future. From preschools to universities, Chesapeake donated $9.4 million to education in 2011.

Scholars Program

Established in 2003 as a college scholarship program for students from rural areas where we operate, the Chesapeake Scholars Program provides more than $1 million a year and has enabled more than 400 students to attend 34 colleges in 13 states. Chesapeake scholarships help recruit the best and brightest students to our industry. Scholarships are also awarded to students pursuing higher education in communities where we operate.


We provide each university with a minimum set of criteria for students selecting career paths in:

  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Information technology
  • Land administration
  • Law
  • Natural gas compression
  • Business

Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, interest in the natural gas and oil industry and involvement in extracurricular activities.

To Apply

Each university has its own application process, and you should contact your specific university for application instructions. View participating universities and colleges.

Note: We do not offer tuition reimbursement or scholarship opportunities for current employees. The university is responsible for awarding scholarships to students that meet the pre-determined criteria. Children of Chesapeake employees are welcome to apply, however, they are not guaranteed a scholarship.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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