Purpose of Scholarship
The purpose of our scholarship program is to attract high caliber students into the Oil & Gas Industry. The scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to those students who might otherwise be unable to obtain a college education, and/or to reward and recognize superior academic performance and participation in extracurricular activities
- The scholarships are per student per academic year and will be paid in August at the beginning of the term.
- The scholarships will be awarded to entering college freshman, first, second, third and fourth year students.
- The scholarships are renewable up to 4 years.
- Each year the SPE Netherlands Board will decide the number of new scholarships that will be awarded. The Board’s decision will be based upon the funds in the Scholarship Reserve Account, projected scholarship renewals, and any other extenuating factors the Board believes important.
- A personal interview with each of the top finalists will be conducted as part of the selection procedure.
- The program contemplates continued support of a student through four years of university study, conditional to the results and participation of the Scholar throughout the education.
Qualifications for Award
- Application for scholarship must be submitted by the student him/herself, including a photograph of the applicant (for publicity purposes only) to the SPE Netherlands Scholarship Committee, on or before the application due date of June 30th
- Applications should be send as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org - Please download application form here.
- Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or entering college freshman, or student to one of the following: Petroleum engineering, geosciences, Earth sciences or an offshore technology engineering related program at an accredited school. Proof must be submitted.
- Applicant must provide proof to be in the top quartile of their class, or with an average higher than 75%.
- Applicant must be living and pursuing the study in the Netherlands, any nationality can apply.
- It is at the discretion of the SPE Netherlands Board to decide on awards or continuations of scholarship grants. Considerations to withdraw support are when results are below acceptable level, or participation in the education is secondary.
- Exceptions to certain requirements may be made by the SPE Netherlands Board
- July - Board decides the number of new scholarships to be awarded for the next school year.
- February / March - Solicitation for Scholarship and Applications distributed to target High Schools and universities.
- Jun 30th – Applications due.
- August 15st – latest - Selection and announcement of winners.
Governing the Program – Scholarship Committee
The Scholarship program is managed by a local Scholarship Committee. They will report into the SPE Netherlands Board. The Board will consist of a Scholarship Committee Chairperson, and two Committee members. The Committee is appointed by the Board.
The Duties of the Scholarship Committee are to:
- Periodically review the Objectives for the Program
- Review applications and select candidate
Evaluation of Candidates
The Scholarship Committee reviews the applications in a timely fashion as they come in. To ensure the candidate qualifies they:
- Review application form. If pertinent data is missing, the candidate should be contacted and be prompted for additional information.
- Verify the basic information by contacting school or references for first time applicants:
- Candidate is a graduating high school senior, or student to one of the qualifying educations
- Candidate is proficient in English
- Candidate results are sufficient to qualify for SPE scholarship
- For repeat candidates who received earlier grants and are applying for continuation funds, verify that:
- Candidate is still enrolled in oilfield related study and having the qualifying results.
- Candidate is still following enough courses to finish the study in a 4 or 5 year timeframe
- If a selection needs to be made between multiple candidates, the order of priority should be:
- Status- returning candidates or high school graduates
- Past academic performance
- Financial situation
- Impression based on telephone or face to face interview