Scholarships

SPE Pittsburgh 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.

2018-2019 SPE Pittsburgh Section Scholarship Program Recipients

Scholarship Recipient Name University
Cassidy Himmelberger Penn State
Timothy Lang Penn State
Mark Hajnoczky Penn State
Joshua Langevin Penn State
William Carr Penn State
Luke Rattay Pitt
Sam Alag Slippery Rock
Wissam Kadhim Slippery Rock
Morgan McIntyre Slippery Rock
Nicholas Serbin St. Francis
Ian Gabig St. Francis
Teresa Reid St. Francis

Learn about our scholarship recipients below!

Ian Gabig, St. Francis University

Ian is a junior majoring his studies in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and minoring in Economics. He is serving his third term as president of Saint Francis University’s SPE chapter. The junior calls Camp Hill, Pennsylvania home and intends to remain in Pennsylvania after graduation. Young Gabig is also a star athlete on the NCAA Div. 1 cross country and track teams at SFU. When he is not studying, organizing SPE outreach events in the community, or running he relaxes by playing piano. 

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Cassidy Himmelberger, Penn State

My name is Cassidy Himmelberger and I am a senior at Penn State University studying Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering with a minor in Energy Business and Finance from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. I am the 2019 - 2020 Treasurer for the Penn State chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. I live on a horse farm and enjoy riding in my free time as well as going to concerts, playing pickup sports, and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers win! Besides SPE, I am on the Club Dressage team, I am involved with Cru, EMS Student Council, and THON. 

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Morgan McIntyre, Slippery Rock University

Morgan is a junior at Slippery Rock University majoring in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. She is the founder and president of Slippery Rock University’s SPE Chapter, Vice President of SRU’s Physics and Engineering Club, and is a member of the Honors College. She is from Kittanning, Pennsylvania, but wants to work offshore after completing her degree. In her free-time, Morgan enjoys baking cookies, doing pottery, and running with her dogs.

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Joshua Langevin, Penn State

Josh is a Senior studying Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering with a minor of Energy Business Finance. He had the opportunity to frack in Pennsylvania with Keane group and evaluate field performances with Chevron in Houston Texas. He hopes to be able to continue working for Chevron with a full time offer. When he is not in classes he is involved with the community as a Resident's Assistant helping out the newer students.

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Timothy Lang, Penn State

My name is Timothy Lang. I am currently a senior at Penn State University majoring in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. This summer I had the opportunity to work as a completions engineering intern for CNX Resources where I specialized in hydraulic fracturing surface equipment. Before I chose petroleum engineering as my career path, I worked as a mechanical engineering intern for two summers doing mechanical drafting and design. Outside of work and school I am an office of Penn State’s student section of SPE where I serve as the secretary.


Nicholas Serbin, St. Francis University

My name is Nicholas Serbin and I am a sophomore at Saint Francis University studying Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. I am from Altoona Pennsylvania and love to be outdoors. I hunt, fish, ride dirtbikes and have been active in Martial Arts for eleven years. During that time, I received my first and second degree black belt in Tae Kwon-Do. I became active with SPE during my freshman year going to multiple networking events and plan to continue doing so in the future. I am active with the College Republicans, Outdoors Club, and Knights of Columbus on campus.

Teresa Reid, St. Francis University

Teresa is a junior majoring in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and Applied Mathematics at Saint Francis University. This past summer Teresa was an intern at Range Resources where she worked with production operations and facilities engineering.  At school, she serves as Vice President for the SPE student chapter.  In addition to her academic pursuits, Teresa plays NCAA Division 1 Women’s Soccer at SFU.  Raised a bit north of Baltimore in North East, MD, she is a big fan of the Baltimore Ravens and country music.  In her spare time, in addition to SPE activities, Teresa enjoys adventuring outdoors, playing other sports, and spending time with her family.

Mark Hajnoczky, Penn State

My name is Mark Hajnoczky, I am a senior at Penn State University studying Petroleum and Natural Gas engineering originally from Wallingford, Pennsylvania.  This summer I worked as a Production Engineer for Southwestern Energy in Houston, Texas.  I am very passionate about the outdoors. Some of my favorite hobbies are hiking, trail running, riding motorcycles, racing dirt bikes and snowboarding.  I love challenging my physical and mental toughness through exercise. In my free time I enjoy building components for performance vehicles specifically, engines, transmissions and differentials. I am very excited to play a role in providing responsible energy for the world through my career as a Petroleum Engineer.