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The OERB is committed to education and established the OERB Petroleum Scholar Program in response to an increasing need for petroleum professionals. Up to $500,000 is awarded each year to students majoring in petroleum-related fields at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma City University. Since 2005, the OERB has sponsored over $4.1 million in scholarships.

GEOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS: Click here to learn about the Tim Munson Fellowship Award.

The application period for undergraduate programs is now closed.

Scholarship Criteria:

Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4-point scale) and be enrolled full-time in one of the following undergraduate petroleum-related programs:
- Petroleum Engineering, Geoscience or Energy Management at OU, OSU or TU. (Petroleum Land Management Program at OCU)

It is the OERB's preference that the Scholars:
-Declare in writing a petroleum-related field as his/her primary area of study
-Understand and support the mission of the OERB

The OERB also encourages Scholars to:
-Participate in OERB-sponsored programs such as the Petro Pros program
-Be an advocate of the petroleum industry on and off campus; seeking opportunities to educate others about this important and exciting industry
-Participate in available summer internship opportunities, preferably in Oklahoma

The OERB will provide support to the OERB Petroleum Scholar by performing the following:
-Award scholarships for four years of Scholars' undergraduate career with dollar amount increasing successively each year provided that Scholar meets the OERB scholarship requirements and successfully reapplies each year.
-Provide funding for further program development
-Provide funding for attendance and registration fees to various oil and natural gas industry events in Oklahoma

Program Budget Limitation: It is understood that the scholarships offered, and subsequent program development, is subject to the OERB's annual student education budget and any modificiations thereof. The said student education budget and total amount of funding is dependent upon a voluntary assessment based on variable oil and natural gas prices and OERB refunds.

Click here for application


For questions, contact:
Carla Schaeperkoetter
Education Director
(405) 601-2715