OERB offers thousands in energy college scholarships


The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board announced it’s again seeking student applications for thousands of dollars in college scholarships to those studying energy-related fields at state universities.

Scholarship recipients, part of the OERB Petroleum Scholar Program, are selected through an application process based on their outstanding grades and work ethic. The application period for the 2021-2022 academic year is open now until March 1st.

Students who are eligible to apply include freshmen through seniors majoring in petroleum engineering, geosciences or energy management at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa.

Since 2005, the people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas have provided nearly $5 million in scholarships. The goal of the program is to keep these future leaders in our state.

“These scholarships are only possible through the voluntary financial support from the people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas,” said OERB Executive Director Mindy Stitt. “Education is a core part of the OERB’s mission and we remain committed to investing in the future of Oklahoma.”

Students can apply during each year of undergraduate work. The scholarship amount increases annually, with a $5,000 maximum scholarship for seniors. OERB Petroleum Scholars also receive exclusive access to industry networking events and educational activities.

The scholarship application period for the 2021-2022 school year will close on March 1, 2021. For a list of criteria and to apply online, visit oerb.com/education.

The OERB is funded by the people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas through a voluntary one-tenth of 1 percent assessment on oil and natural gas production. Since 1993, the agency’s purpose is to conduct environmental restoration of abandoned well sites and to educate Oklahomans about the importance of the petroleum industry.

Source: OERB press release

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