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Warren Logan’s first run at higher education didn’t last.
He said he struggled with a lack of both discipline and an external push to learn.
Compounding his difficulties was the influence of his friends who bypassed higher education for the financial opportunity of oilfield work.
“My high school friends that didn’t go to college went straight to work in the Oil Patch and would drop by and show off their newest toys,” Logan recalled, “and that led me from school. … My immaturity and lust for money and property overshadowed college.”
Logan, now 28, left the University of Wyoming in search of oilfield work and eventually joined the staff of National Oilwell Varco.
In time, he rose through the ranks at NOV to become a district manager for oilfield services and settled in Dickinson. Here, he learned of the Bakken U program through DSU’s website and applied for the scholarship, funded by the North Dakota Petroleum Council, on a whim.