Stolt Tankers raffle raises funds for scholarship

The Stolt Tankers team in Houston recently held a raffle to raise funds for the 'Sea Aggies at Stolt' scholarship which awards a prize to a student from a disadvantaged background each year.

The annual scholarship was established in 2016 by Norman O'Shaughnessy, Group Operations and Regulatory Manager, as a way to give back to the local community by supporting students at Texas A&M, Galveston.

As Norman explains, “I wanted to help those students experiencing financial hardship and make their educational experience less challenging. I quickly realised that any financial support I gave would have more impact if I created an award and recruited other alumni from the school (known as Sea Aggies) to join me.

“At the time of launching the scheme there were about 10 of us who had graduated from Texas A&M working for Stolt, so it made sense to involve the company too. The ‘Basket of Cheer’ raffle this year was a great team effort, raising $2,300 which was also matched by the company. This is enough to fund the scholarship for the next four years, but we don’t want to stop there. Eventually I’d like to be able to raise $25,000 to set up an endowment to fund the annual scholarship .”

Over the years Stolt has employed many graduates from the Texas A&M, Galveston and today around 10 alumni are working at our Houston site, both in Stolt Tankers and our sister company Stolt Tank Containers.

Photo, left to right: Fabiana Amaral, Ship Operator and winner of this year's ‘Basket of Cheer’ raffle; Norman O'Shaughnessy, Group Operations and Regulatory Manager and Felisha Reyes, Regional Operations Specialist.