January 2020

Aspiring Scholars

As the first semester comes to an end for the school year, we wish all the best to our 2019 Aspiring Scholars as they start the next chapter of their academic journey!

Through our Aspiring Scholars Program, 10 Chesapeake children of Company employees had been selected to receive scholarship funds toward their studies at an accredited college, university or post-secondary education technical school.

“Our employees make up the Chesapeake family and by extension their families are very important to us. Recognizing both the importance of higher education and the financial challenges associated with it, we are honored to present these scholarships to help support these young people reach their fullest potential.”


Beth Cooper,
Executive Vice President and CFO, and Chair of the Aspiring Scholars Committee

An appointed Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of Chesapeake employees from throughout our business locations reviews information provided by each of the scholarship applicants who are graduating high school seniors. Committee members provide their recommendations for scholarship winners based on each applicant’s academic record, extracurricular accomplishments, two student essays, leadership qualities, work experience, citizenship, community involvement and letters of recommendation.

Scholarship Recipients

Dylan Chi - son of Amanda Chi, Director, Business Planning, (ESNG), is studying Exercise Science at Wesley College.

Christian Diehl - son of Francene Diehl, Senior Manager, Safety and Compliance, (FPU), is studying to become a Physician Assistant at the University of West Florida.

Ethan Hart - son of David Hart, Service Technician, (SHARP), is studying Business and Economics at Regent University.

Thomas Metts II - son of Kevin Metts, Safety Coordinator, (FPU), is studying at South Georgia State University.

Abigail Petro - daughter of John Petro, Director, Business Applications, (CORP), is studying Biochemistry at the University of Delaware.

Casey Puentes - son of Jorge Puentes, Manager, Technical Projects, (FPU), is studying Computer Science at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Kirsten Scher - daughter of Michael Scher, Manager, (Chesapeake Utilities), is studying Business Management at Pace University.

Blayton See - son of Robert See, IMC Technician, (FPU), is studying Physical Therapy at Chipola College.

Victoria Wheeler - daughter of Carla Wheeler, (FPU), is studying Agriculture at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Jessica Wilson - daughter of Mark Wilson, Measurement Technician II, (ESNG), is studying Nursing at Delaware Technical Community College.