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LA SPE Scholarship Information

Dear fellow LASPE members and applicants, it is the board of director’s pleasure to announce the 2014-2015 scholarship program.  The program has been restructured and with a new scholarship criteria that is neutral and objective in order to attract those engineering students that are committed to the Petroleum Industry. For the first time ever we are throwing the net to the largest and diverse student population in the history of LA SPE.  Our goal is to promote local interest in up and coming talent who will be the future of our industry.  We want to encourage students to pursue science and engineering curriculums and to increase their awareness of career opportunities in the petroleum industry. The LASPE awards scholarships to local university graduates, undergraduate students and local high school students.     

We want to thank the all of the companies, members and contributors who participate in our events, workshops and activities.  These activities and the funds generated are the lifeblood of our program that enables us to award scholarships to deserving students for years.  Please refer the scholarship announcement and application to a promising candidate if you know one.  The LASPE scholarship committee will reach out and spread the word to local universities as well.

Scholarship criteria and application forms below.

The deadline for submittal of the application is June 30, 2014. The students will be notified of the results in September 2014. For more information, please contact:
Brian Tran
SPE Scholarship Chairman
Email to: brian.tran@bakerhughes.com

The scholarships that are available are:

Mei Chang Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 award available for local high school graduates entering college in the fall of their graduating year. This scholarship is a tribute to Ms. Mei Chang, a Sr. Research Scientist with Chevron. She is remembered for her steady contributions to LASPE and for tutoring science and math high school students. The awards are available to children, grandchildren and siblings of LASPE members.

High School Graduate Scholarships: Two $500 awards available for local high school graduates entering college in the fall of their graduating year.

Undergraduate Scholarships: Four scholarships of $1,000 each; USC, UCI, UCLA and CSULB. Four awards, one for each university contingent upon applicant pool. These are available for regional undergraduate college students pursuing petroleum engineering or geology, chemical, civil, mechanical, environmental or related engineering curriculums.

Masters Scholarships: Three $1,000 scholarships are available for college graduate masters students pursuing studies or conduction research in energy and petroleum related subjects. This for the top Masters Students at UCLA, UCI and CSLUB based on GPA and extracurricular activities. Contingent upon applicant pool.

Bruce Davis Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 award available for an USC student pursuing graduate studies in petroleum related fields, chemical engineering and chemistry. Dr. Davis, a 26-year employee of Chevron, considered himself an experimental chemist and wished to encourage students with science backgrounds to pursue a future career in the Petroleum Industry.

Graduate Student Awards of Excellence: Two Graduate Student Awards for Excellence of $1,500 each for the most outstanding contribution to the Oil & Gas industry. Can be project, paper, thesis, etc.

LASPE scholarship application form in MS Word

LASPE scholarship application form final in PDF

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