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Enbridge invests in Heartland engineering and welding students

September 12, 2018

Heartland Community College will be able to offer new scholarship opportunities for future engineers and welders thanks to a grant from the energy transportation company Enbridge.

The Heartland Foundation is the recipient of a $5000 Community Investment Grant from Enbridge. The grant will be used to create five $1000 scholarships for students studying engineering or welding. Three of those scholarships are specifically for Livingston County students. 

Stephanie Vitzthum of Enbridge presented Heartland president Keith Cornille with the Community Investment Grant on September 10 at the Heartland Community College’s Pontiac campus at 211 E. Madison St. in Pontiac. On hand for the presentation were Illinois State Representatives Dan Brady and Tom Bennett.

Enbridge Inc. is an energy infrastructure company with platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquids and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation. The Company has ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index. Enbridge has operated the Flanagan Terminal, near Pontiac, IL since the mid-2000s.

The Heartland Community College Foundation administers grants and in the forms of scholarships, creating access and opening doors for members of the community.

Written by: Steve Fast