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Tesoro Corp. awarded a $4,000 scholarship to Rylee DeVito, a graduate of Kenai Central High School in Kenai.

DeVito is one of 50 children of Tesoro employees and retirees to receive a scholarship this year. In all, Tesoro awarded $200,000 in scholarships to help these deserving students attend accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities across the United States.

“We understand the value of education, and obtaining a college degree is a critical first step in many careers,” said Tesoro President and CEO Greg Goff. “Outstanding employees drive our success today, and our need for top talent will only increase as we continue to grow. We are proud to support the futures of these exceptional young adults.”

DeVito will attend Idaho State University this fall, majoring in teacher education. She is the daughter of Aleja DeVito, an employee at Tesoro’s Kenai Refinery.

Recipients like DeVito are eligible to renew their scholarships for up to three years, provided they maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). In all, Tesoro could provide DeVito up to $16,000 toward her education.

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