Scholarships

2019 Description of the SPE Pittsburgh Petroleum Section Scholarship Program

Since the fall semester of 2013, SPE Pittsburgh Petroleum Section has distributed scholarship funds of $30,000 each year to constituent students who display great talent in the petroleum engineering discipline. Twelve recipients are chosen annually, each receiving a scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00. Ten of the recipients will be general student members whom apply for the scholarship. Two additional scholarships may be awarded to dependents of SPE professional members in the Pittsburgh Petroleum Section.

To apply for the general scholarship, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a SPE member
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Must have at least one semester remaining before graduation
  • Be enrolled in petroleum and natural gas engineering or related engineering program at an institution in Pennsylvania with GPA above 3.3
  • Plan to work in the petroleum industry. Preference will be given to students with strong backgrounds in petroleum related studies and those who have demonstrated serious commitment to petroleum engineering.
  • Submit complete application materials in a single pdf in the following order:
    • general application form (no. 2), including contact info for one reference
    • unofficial school transcripts
    • resume
    • a brief description of how applicant became interested in pursuing a career in petroleum engineering or related discipline

To apply for the dependent scholarship, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • One of your parents is a professional SPE member in the Pittsburgh Petroleum Section
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in any major (does not have to be related to the petroleum industry)
  • Must have at least one semester (fall) remaining before graduation
  • Be enrolled in an accredited institution with GPA above 3.3
  • Submit complete application materials in a single pdf in the following order:

Applications should be sent to eugene.morgan@psu.edu with the subject “SPE Pittsburgh Scholarship 2019” by 5:00 pm, March 1stMarch 15th 2019. The person you list as a reference may be contacted to provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The scholarships will be awarded at SPE Pittsburgh’s Pints and Posters April 25th, 2019 at the Federal Gallery in Pittsburgh's North Shore. The funds will be awarded directly to the respective students for use in defraying the cost of tuition, books, and/or living expenses.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Eugene Morgan at the address below.


Eugene Morgan
Scholarship Chairperson – Pittsburgh Petroleum Section
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Program
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
156 Hosler Building
University Park, PA  16802
Email: eugene.morgan@psu.edu
Phone: 814-863-1642