Scholarship and Career Opportunities

Mines Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships at Mines specifically for petroleum engineering students. The following is a partial list of the scholarships available through the PE department or Financial Aid Office:

  • Ramona Graves Endowed Scholarship (B)
  • Robert Thompson Memorial Scholarship (U)
  • Steve Gruver Scholarship (U)
  • Billy Mitchell Scholarship (B)
  • Bergeson Endowed Scholarship (B)
  • Vicky (Jackson) and Erik Nielsen Endowed Scholarship (UG)
  • WJ McQuinn Scholarship (U)
  • Poettmann Scholarship Fund (G)
  • Bass Endowed Scholarship (U)
  • Craig W. Van Kirk Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Ching Wu Graduate Fellowship (G)
  • Roger Abel Fellowship (U)
  • John N. Stoddard Memorial Scholarship (U)

Page Key: (U) open only to undergraduate students, (G) open only to graduate students, (B) open to both undergraduate and graduate students

Current Opportunities

The PE department frequently receives information about outside scholarships, internships and job opportunities. This is a repository for our students regarding those opportunities.

Jobs & Internships

PhD Candidate Position with Geomechanics and Damage Group at U of Wisconsin

The successful candidates will participate in several projects relating to mechanical properties characterization across length scales, rock fabric and stress induced anisotropy, rock physics prediction of physical properties, and damage evaluation; work will be directly applicable to the areas of oil and gas, geothermal, mining, underground construction, and tunneling. The successful candidates for this position will be part of an interdisciplinary team that is involved with developing physical properties prediction methodologies for the purpose of reducing risk and uncertainty in underground operations in deep environments. Opportunities will be available for the successful candidates to contribute to a number of tasks in experimental, numerical, and data science disciplines.

Damage Group

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Submission Deadline 10/21/2019

If you are applying for this fellowship, please direct any questions to the specific NSF GRF Operations Center instead of NSF. More info about this fellowship is found at


The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.


Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.

DOE Research Awards

Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on November 14, 2019.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program 2019 Solicitation 2.   


The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found at

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future

Applications due 11/7

Open to women from developing economies who are doing graduate studies abroad. Check out this poster for more information.

On-Campus jobs for DARPA Rapid Intelligent Tunneling Project

Colorado School of Mines is undertaking a DARPA-funded R&D project to develop and demonstrate near-surface rapid tunneling technology. This technology has the potential to revolutionize subsurface transportation for both military and civil use. The R&D project will marry concepts and technologies from civil/utility horizontal directional drilling and oil & gas directional drilling with novel mechanical, electrical, construction, geotechnical, robotic, and artificial intelligence concepts and technologies. Mines is hiring talented, motivated ‘can do’ graduate and undergraduate students in the areas stated below to work on this project. The positions pay $15-$20/hr, involve 10-20 hrs/wk, and allow a somewhat flexible schedule (enough to accommodate your class schedule).

Horizontal drilling in soil: Seeking mechanical, petroleum, civil, geophysical, and geological engineering students to participate in a unique on-campus drilling test campaign. We are building a unique fully instrumented horizontal drilling simulator. We will build soil beds with embedded instrumentation and perform horizontal drilling experiments. Experiments involve extensive monitoring, including geophysical, as well as fluid flow, material excavation, soil deformations, etc.

Designing and building soil beds, using skid steer/tractor and attachments, emphasis on building ‘golf course greens – like’ homogeneous beds of clays, silts, sands. Soil beds will be moisture conditioned and compacted to prescribed densities. Soil beds will be instrumented with sensors.

Instrumentation and monitoring – soil beds, horizontal drill rig and laboratory pressure chamber will be fully instrumented to collect experimental data. Selection, implementation and testing of various sensors and data acquisition systems will be required. The field drilling system will require the integration of multiple PLCs and data streams. Data acquisition selection and implementation is required, including Labview VI development.

Conducting tests and performing data analysis – a number of drilling tests, pressure chamber tests, rheological tests and flow loop tests – will be performed. We need careful, curious, hands on students to participate in all tests, and to analyze what happened during these tests.

Computer science: Python programming needed to support intelligent drilling control development.

If you are interested, please send a CV, an email statement summarizing your specific interest, relevant experience, availability (number of hours and days/times), and the contact info for two references, all to Professor Mike Mooney ( or Professor Alfred Eustes (  Review of applications will begin no later than Sept 10, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

A final note: This is a project with significant deliverables and a firm schedule. The students we hire will be relied upon to deliver. Please make sure you have the time and focus before you apply. If you have a heavy class schedule and many extracurricular activities, this is not for you. If, however, you have the time, are willing to make this a priority, and are jazzed by the topics, then please apply!! 

Call for Posters

Houston Geological Society’s upcoming Applied Geoscience Conference on “Subsurface Intelligence and Analytics”

Held at The Woodlands, Texas, March 10th and 11th 2020. This conference is multidisciplinary and will include targeted oral presentations and a student poster session. This will be the Houston Geological Society’s second annual AGC dealing with this topic.

This conference will focus on key issues related to subsurface intelligence and analytics including: artificial intelligence, big data and advanced analytics, reliability, productivity and data storage. It will be a great opportunity for students to present their research and build their professional networks within the largest local geological society in the world, with many oil and gas professionals in attendance. To help with costs, we offer student presenters free admission to the conference as well as reimbursement of travel expenses up to $500.

All abstracts will be published along with a brief bio and photo of the presenters in a booklet which will be provided to all conference participants. Special recognition will also be given to three students whose posters are selected as the best poster and first and second runner up which will be decided by a vote of all conference attendees.

The only requirement is that the research needs to be related to the conference topic and be geoscience and oil and gas industry focused. We welcome a wide breadth of research topics from all disciplines of geology and geophysics including sedimentology, stratigraphy, geochemistry, structural geology as well as reservoir and completion engineering.

Interested students need to submit the title and abstract of their poster prior to October 15, 2019. If selected to participate, they will be required to submit their final abstract, half-page biography, and a photo of themselves for print by November 1, 2019. The poster session will be limited to 15 students. Proposals which meet the committee’s selection criteria will be accepted in the order they are received, so to enhance the chances of being selected, all are encouraged to submit their titles and abstracts as soon as possible.  

Inquiries and applications should be sent to Jason Simmons at


Corporate and Foundation Scholarships

The Mines Foundation has launched a website listing scholarship opportunities. These scholarships frequently don’t have enough applicants, so apply for all you qualify for. They will continue to update the page with more opportunities, so check back again.

Scholarship & Career Opportunities Page

Repository for the scholarship, internship and job opportunities we feature in the Daily Barrel.

Oil and Gas Goodwill Card Contest

Deadline 9/30

$1,500 Grand Prize, Four $250 Runners-Up

Send in your card design communicating POSITIVE information about oil and gas and the people who produce it.

The Oil & Gas Goodwill Card Contest is a competition sponsored by the GPA Midstream Association to design positive promotional information about the Oil and Gas industry. Selected winning entries from the Contest will be reproduced as business card sized, double‐sided prints for distribution amongst the public at large.

Check out this flyer for additional information and full contest rules.

Previous Opportunities

Jobs & Internships

Intern Engineer, Ensign (U)

Will be part of a small team designing and implementing the next generation of drilling rigs control and instrumentation systems. Our group is responsible for the strategy, planning, design and delivery of drilling rig automation, analytics and drilling performance systems. In this role, you will have the opportunity to use your research skills, your design capabilities and your engineering knowledge to help Ensign design the next generation of automated drilling rigs. You will have the opportunity to learn about the drilling process, from well plan to cased hole. You will learn about the equipment and control systems required to successfully drill a well. You will have the opportunity to work with data analytics using rig data, offline data and third party data sources and will be exposed to our AI/ML activities.

Detailed job description

Send a resume and cover letter to Sean Halloran to apply.

Army Research Laboratory Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship (G)


The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) invites exceptional young researchers to apply for an ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation’s best scientists and engineers. Applicants must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Successful candidates will have already tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or will have provided a new approach or insight, evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

Eligibility criteria

  • By the application deadline, applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, behavioral sciences, or engineering. Applicants who intend to defend their dissertation after the application deadline are not eligible.
  • As of the application deadline, applicants may not be more than five years beyond the award date of their Ph.D. or Sc.D.
  • There are no citizenship requirements; however, selected fellows must pass a Department of Defense clearance process, requiring a background security investigation.
  • Foreign nationals must get further DoD approval, requiring a background investigation. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate exceptional qualifications with respect to academic and scholarly achievement, as evidenced by research and publication.
  • Candidates are expected to have conducted research on a major scientific or engineering problem during their thesis work or have provided a new approach or insight, evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.


Fellowship terms and benefits

  • An annual stipend of $100,000
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision)
  • Paid relocation and a professional travel allowance
  • One-year appointments are renewable for up to three years based on performance.
  • Fellowship appointments require a full-time commitment to the research program at ARL.
  • Fellows must be in residence at ARL during the entire period of the appointment.

For more information, please visit:

Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship (G)

The National Academies  of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers  at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) under the Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program (STFP). These awards include a generous stipend, starting at $76,542 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. The STFP provides the opportunity for selected Fellows to conduct independent research in some of the best-equipped laboratories in the U.S., in collaboration with highly qualified scientists and engineers. Research opportunities in the STFP are  open to U.S. citizens only.

The STFP receives applications in four annual review cycles:

  • August:Opens June 1; Closes  August 1
  • November:Opens September 1; Closes November 1
  • February:Opens December 1; Closes February 1
  • May:Opens March 1; Closes May 1

Applicants  should contact prospective AFRL, AFIT and USAFA Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

For more information:
Phone: 202-334-2760

NRC Research Associateship Program (G)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Limited graduate level awards are also available. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. Four annual review cycles:

  • May: Opens March 1; Closes May 1
  • August: Opens June 1; Closes August 1
  • November: Opens September 1; Closes November 1
  • February: Opens December 1; Closes February 1

Applicants should contact prospective Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities. For more information: Phone: 202-334-2760 Email: Web:

GS-11: Interdisciplinary Engineer, Washington, DC (G)


Our employees gain valuable work experience that provides them with the career boost that they are seeking. We need people like you to help us move the industry forward and continue to shape the future of energy policy. Join us and help make a difference!

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position within the Division of Pipeline Certificates. The position is located in the Washington Office, and the incumbent will serve as an engineer. 


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must meet specialized experience.
  • Must provide most recent SF-50 containing grade/step information.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Some travel may be required.

For more information, please visit:


Sales/Marketing Internship

This a bit different than your typical internship. I am looking for folks who are interested in the sales/marketing/service realm of the mining, civil, and industrial business. Minetek is a small, family owned, global business that is looking to increase its footprint in this hemisphere. This will be the ground floor of the creation of a business based in Denver, that will cover the North and South American markets. The intern/interns will likely be the second employees in this market, with a number of full-time sales, support, and technical roles to follow in the next two years. This could be a potential stepping stone for one of those roles.

The focus products will be a revolutionary fan for underground ventilation, and an evaporator system for surplus water removal for ponds in all industries, primarily mining, mine reclamation, coal fired power, and oil and gas. These industries create a potential pool of up 30,000 contact points in North America alone.

I am looking for outgoing, creative people who can navigate the digital world and a telephone to help identify and sort this daunting number of potential targets and remove the unsuitable clients. The Intern will then build the required data on the remaining potentials, locate the decision makers, and make initial contacts to build interest and generate sales leads.

The position will be based in an office in Cherry Creek temporarily until a permanent location is located, preferably in the West Metro Denver area. I am posting for a summer internship, but will also consider flexible-hour part-time work until the school year ends.

This will require a self starter who can work with limited supervision, and think outside the proverbial box to identify suitable applications and potential customers. The Intern must be willing to communicate with email, applications such as linkedin, AND on the phone with potential customers.


This job is on Diggernet with job ID: 63283



Energy Reporter for Oil & Gas 360

DAILY OIL & GAS JOURNALISM – We need an intern-energy reporter for Oil & Gas 360 ( ). You should be someone who likes to write, who pays attention to detail and knows how to put a 600-800 word story together reporting newsworthy items from the daily oil and gas industry newsflow.  Basic technical knowledge is a plus for stories about drilling and well completions, but Oil & Gas 360 is first and foremost an online financial publication covering the business aspects of the oil and gas industry, company news, global demand and supply trends, U.S. petroleum and LNG exports, converting EIA data releases and Dallas Federal Reserve data into readable stories.  You will set up interviews and call and interview CEOs and other experts. We do reference well results and new frac technologies, trends in proppant intensity and other aspects of E&P on occasion as part of our coverage of the shale industry, but we don’t write actual technical articles, because we are not a technical publication.


About half of our audience are financial people from the institutional investing portion of Wall Street – fund managers, private equity, energy bankers, investment bankers, family offices, hedge funds, retirement funds and financial analysts who work at those financial institutions.  The other half hold 90% E&P management teams—Chairman and CEO, CFO, COO, SVP Drilling Western Hemisphere or Eastern Hemisphere, board of directors, landmen–and all the way to drilling mud supervisors and warehouse managers for oilfield service operations. The balance are executives at midstream companies, government agencies, foreign national oil companies, global industry analysts, private energy investors, and others.


DAILY PUBLISHING DEADLINE: We write for this audience daily and send the stories we write to about 30,000 subscribers at 4:00 p.m. daily. So the ability to dive into two or three industry news topics and cover them for the daily readers is paramount. Proper use of grammar and spelling, attention to detail and 100% accuracy are the must-have tools. Additionally some stories like M & A and A & D stories need analysis of financial and operational metrics for publicly traded oil and gas companies, using primarily Excel with data pulled from the Bloomberg machine. We will show him or her how to capture the data using Bloomberg, assuming they have already majored in Excel from Mines J !


The job will begin on an internship basis (paid) – hoping for a candidate who can start now, and is available to work with us at 410 17th St. Suite 250, Denver 80202 – at least two 5-hour days a week.  The goal is to move the intern to full time energy reporter once his or her skills and work ethic are proven.


Interested parties should email Bevo Beaven( a one page cover letter saying why they fit the position, a resume, and a one page writing sample.

ExxonMobil (G)

ExxonMobil is seeking somebody with the following qualifications:

  • A Master or PhD degree
  • Previous work experience in unconventionals
  • Capable of working with research, operation and service company people
  • Capable to implementing new technologies in the field
  • Fracturing/completion background
  • Modeling capabilities are not required


If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Sriram Doraiswamy

Development & Depletion Planning

Unconventional Assets

Drilling & Subsurface Function

Halliburton Pinnacle Geosciences Tech Professional (G)

Halliburton is seeking somebody with the following qualifications:

  • Masters in Geology, Geophysics, or Petro-physics preferred
  • Other technical, scientific, engineering, or mathematical backgrounds will be considered
  • Entry level positions to senior level positions open
  • Working primarily in office environment and requires rapid familiarization with proprietary software and hardware
  • Night shifts may be required


If interested, click HERE for the application form.

Economic Analyst, DEMD (B)


The Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) falls under the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development. A parallel organization to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), DEMD supports American Indian Reservations and BIA agencies and regional offices, as well as some other federal offices.
The Division assists Tribes with the environmentally responsible exploration, development and management of their energy and mineral resources to create sustainable economies, generate new jobs and economic self-sufficiency for reservations. DEMD provides the best technical and economic advice and services to assist Indian mineral owners in achieving these goals through the environmentally sound development of their energy and mineral resources. Indian reservations – largely unexplored lands – hold vast, natural resources, and DEMD staff members are uniquely poised to offer services no other agency can provide.
DEMD-Lakewood, CO is currently staffed by approximately twenty (20) federal employees, including the Division Chief, Deputy Division Chief and Branch Chiefs, and twenty-four contractors (24), with a mixture of federal employees and contractors participating on various functional teams. The position described falls under the Branch of Fluid Minerals.


  • Generate well decline forecasts, future production forecasts, remaining reserve analysis, stimulation recommendations, well work-over supervision, pipeline design analysis, facility design, and assistance on potential field expansion.
  • Generate economic evaluations and sensitivity analyses concerning oil and gas operations; provide potential income forecasts and negotiating information for potential Indian Mineral Development Act (IMDA) agreements.
  • Provide oil, gas, and mineral training and education to the Tribes.
  • Perform well log analysis on wells to evaluate possible bypassed production and to research potential additional production capabilities.
  • Perform reservoir simulations and characterizations to maximize oil and gas production.
  • Apply petroleum engineering principles to the production of coal bed methane wells, shallow low pressure wells, tight gas wells, resource plays, and unconventional wells.
  • Serve as technical specialist and liaison between Indian tribes, agencies and commercial contractors on complex project issues, processes or methods.


Required Skills and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering or related field. Preferably some industry experience with engineering activities concerning the drilling, completion, log interpretation and reservoir evaluations. An additional four years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal Public Trust Clearance


  • Basic knowledge of petroleum engineering and oil and gas deposits.
  • Understanding of resource and reserve estimation methods for oil and natural gas deposits.
  • Knowledge of conventional and horizontal drilling methods.
  • Knowledge of conventional and hydraulic fracturing completion methods
  • Familiar with well log analysis programs
  • Experience with economic analysis of oil and gas deposits, decline curve analysis, Ultimate Estimate of recovery discounted cash flow, rate of return, present value,
  • Familiarity with at least one commercial software program used for reserve estimation

Other Requirements

Must be able to travel +20% of the time

Desired Skills

Experience with and knowledge of the dynamics of working with American Indian Tribes and on their reservations is a plus. Experience with computer software, and professional programs such as:  IHS, Power tools, At Risk, R3, Kingdom, and GIS mapping software a plus.

To Apply

Contact Roger Knight at

Lecturer/Lab Tech Position at the University of Texas (G)

Job Description

The University of Texas-Permian Basin invites applicants for a Lecturer/Laboratory Technician in a growing undergraduate Petroleum Engineering program. The successful candidate will service, monitor, maintain, and prepare all equipment for petroleum engineering laboratories, and perform other duties, as assigned, including teaching, monitoring the computer lab, and keeping software licenses up-to-date.


  • Perform reservoir simulations and characterizations to maximize oil and gas production.
  • Apply petroleum engineering principles to the production of coal bed methane wells, shallow low pressure wells, tight gas wells, resource plays, and unconventional wells.
  • Serve as technical specialist and liaison between Indian tribes, agencies and commercial contractors on complex project issues, processes or methods.


Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in petroleum engineering, experience working with lab equipment, and should submit the following:
     • A resume
     • Contact information for at least three professional references
     • An online UTPB application

To Apply:

Account Manager, Core Laboratories (U)

The Account Manager is responsible for representing the entire range of Company products to assigned accounts, while leading the customer account planning cycle and ensuring assigned customers’ needs and expectations are met.


Bachelor’s degree preferred; minimum 5 years of sales experience required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree.  Experience in the oil and gas industry required.  Experience in completions operations and hydraulic fracturing preferred.

To apply or get more information:

Post-Doc and Post-Masters Positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory (G)

There are open appointments as a postdoctoral research associate or post-masters graduate student at Los Alamos National Laboratory. They are looking for candidates with interest and experience in rock fracture and fracture permeability processes to conduct research related to unconventional oil and gas and carbon sequestration. The work will involve laboratory studies of fracture-permeability behavior at elevated pressure and temperature as well as development of computational and theoretical analysis of fracture transmissivity.

Post-Doc Position Details

Post-Master Position Details

They are happy to discuss the position with potential candidates. Follow the application and contact information on the attached or contact Bill Carey ( or Luke Frash (

Faculty Position at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (G)
Application Deadline: 15 February, 2019

NTNU Department of Geoscience and Petroleum is in the process of establishing a new full-time position as Professor/Associate Professor in Numerical modelling, see:

Newfield Internship (U)

Career Fair Sept 11 Apply to Newfield’s Summer 2019 Petroleum Engineering internship position through diggernet. Newfield will be conducting interviews the day after the career fair – if selected, they will reach out to you directly. Newfield Exploration engineers and human resource professionals will be available at the Career Fair on Sept 11 to discuss industry in general, life after college as a professional engineer, Newfield, and any other questions regarding petroleum engineering to learn more about the career path as a petroleum engineer.

Internship- Petrotech Engineering, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (B)
Application Deadline Sept. 11, 2018

Diggernet job #61436

Engineering Interns will gain hands-on experience across Operations, Production, Drilling, or Reservoir Engineering. Interns will assist engineers with basic and routine engineering assignments requiring basic knowledge of engineering principles.  Assignments may include research and analysis, field observations, and providing technical support to engineering staff. The intern should be able to work in a safe manner at all times and demonstrate company core values.


  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university or currently enrolled in an Engineering degree from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program required.
  • Petroleum, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering degree preferred.
  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale preferred.


  • Experience in the oil & natural gas industry through prior internships and/or field work preferred.
Summer Literature Review (U)

Sponsor: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission — State of Colorado Contractor: Colorado School of Mines Faculty involved: Drs. Soutir Bandyopadhyay & Willy Hereman (AMS Dept.) and Will Fleckenstein (PE Dept.) Scope: The Commission is interested in the application of a risk model to prioritize integrity monitoring of above-ground and below-ground flow lines. Job description: You and fellow students would be assisting us in a search for literature related to risk monitoring of oil, water, and gases through flow lines. Training: The faculty will provide training on how to conduct the search, in particular, provide search phrases, targets, show how to validate results, report the findings, save search results, etc. Expertise: Nothing specific. Familiarity with search tools (Google), DropBox, and GoogleDocs. Starting date:  around June 15, 2018 (flexible) Ending date:  end of August, might extend into the early Fall semester Team:  3 undergraduate students in total, under joint supervision of the three faculty members Duration: 8 to 10 weeks per student Commitment:  about 20 hrs/week per student (flexible, depending on availability of team members) Payment: $12/hr with potential increases based on performance to a max of $15/hr Total compensation: $3,600 per student Location: Mines (flexible, some work can be done off campus) Contingency: approval of pending contract with the State of Colorado (expected early June) If interested, please respond directly to Dr. Will Fleckenstein. Dr. William W. Fleckenstein, PE (CA #1666) CERSE Director of Strategic Relationships and Enterprises SPE Distinguished Lecturer, 2017-18 Colorado School of Mines – Petroleum Engineering Dept. 1600 Arapahoe St. Golden, CO 80401 303-384-2030 office 720-560-8251 cell

Aera Internship (U)
Diggernet job # 60552
Job closes on April 29th.

Aera just posted one open spot for an internship this summer. Must have a 3.0+ GPA.

Drilling Rig Posistions at Helmerich and Payne (U)
Diggernet job #60492

Helmerich and Payne, a drilling contractor, has openings for non-supervisory positions on their drilling rigs.  The position can be applied to on their website at underneath careers-àview opportunities in Drilling & Field Operations à Non-supervisory Rig-Based Drilling Positions (U.S. Land, Offshore and/or International).  See Non-supervisory rig-based drilling position description.  If interested, please contact Jace Dinkel, a recent Mines alumnus, at

Governor's Energy & Environmental Fellows (B)

Priority Deadline March 30

The Governor’s Energy & Environment Fellows Program is designed to develop the next generation of energy & environment leaders in Colorado. Our 2018 Fellowship is currently accepting applicants for a Summer start date and will provide graduate students placement in the Governor’s Office or a state agency. Possible agency placements include the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Public Health and Environment, Energy Office, and the Outdoor Recreation Office. This is an unpaid opportunity. Fellows will also have other opportunities available to them such as participating in cabinet-level working group, deliver a capstone project to Executive Leadership, attend monthly brown-bag lunches with the Governor’s Cabinet and senior staff, state legislators, regulators, industry partners, academics, and community officials, and participate in field visits to industry sites. For more information, the fellowship application and directions on how to apply, please visit our site here.

Skylar Exploration Operations Posistion (B)

Skylar Exploration is looking for an Operations person assisting their Team in their operated wells including production/facilities and completions. As experience is gained, drilling will be slowly included. This position will be based out of the Boulder, CO Office and would require limited travel.  Contact Monty Shed, Vice President – Operations Manager, with a letter of interest and resume.

BLM Internships (U)

Office-Based Reservoir Management Intern Diggernet job #60157

The BLM is currently looking to fill an internship position that will serve as a Reservoir Management Intern, duty stationed at the Colorado State Office during the Spring/Summer/Fall of 2018.  This position will support the Branch of Fluid Minerals, specifically the Reservoir Management Group.  The work is primarily located in the Colorado State Office but could require travel to other locations within the State, depending on priorities. The ideal candidate would be a college student working towards a degree, or having graduated with a degree, in engineering, geology, pre-law, or law. This intern’s duties would include assisting in paying well determinations, drainage case reviews, oil and gas agreement reviews, record management, and other reservoir management activities.  The applicant must be self-motivated, able to write reports, and keep updated records.  It is preferred that the intern have a good understanding of math and science. Since it is expected that the intern will still be in school, the hours worked per week and the start date are flexible to allow the student time to work on their degree. This is a 760-hour position. More details in the flyer or at

Office-Based Oil and Gas Leasing Intern Diggernet job #60158

The BLM is currently looking to fill an internship position that will serve as an Oil and Gas Intern, duty stationed at the Colorado State Office during the Summer of 2018.  This position will support the Branch of Fluid Minerals.  The work is primarily located in the Colorado State Office. This position is for a high school senior or college freshman or sophomore interested in learning more about Federal oil and gas leasing, legal land descriptions, lease files, and unit agreements. The applicant must be detail-oriented, have good verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to accurately maintain updated records. Intern must have demonstrated ability to use the current suite of ESRI GIS software, extensions, ability to develop and analyze spatial information with GIS. Have practical knowledge of appropriate geodatabase design principles. Have knowledge of geographic projections, datum’s, and geospatial data. This is a 760-hour position. More details in the flyer or at

CRC Engineering Internship (B)

California Resources Corporation (CRC) is looking for students pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical, or any-related engineering field to participate in our 2018 Summer Internship Program. Eligible Candidates:

  • Petroleum Engineering majors preferred
  • Current sophomore or junior with grad dates of December 2018, Spring-Winter 2019, or 2020

Recruiting Timeline

  • Deadline to submit resumes: March 18, 2018 to
  • Phone Interviews:           Early-April
  • Offers Extend:                 Mid-April

See attached flyer for more information.

BP Sophomore Experience (U)

Applications open January 1- March 1 The Sophomore Experience program is an exciting, all expenses paid, week-long program that delivers a unique opportunity for you to learn about life in BP’s Supply & Trading Organization. Supply & Trading is the commercial face for BP, and provides commodity trading, risk management and information technology skills for the business. They are looking for students of any major who demonstrate high potential, have strong academic and extracurricular backgrounds and who have a well-articulated interest in BP and our industry. See for program details and to apply.


Applications open January 1- March 1 The BP STEP (Shaping Talent, Energy and Potential) program provides a unique opportunity for Engineering students to gain real-world leadership skills and valuable insight into the energy industry. Open to freshmen or sophomores. See for program details and to apply.

BP Scholars Program (U)

Applications closed BP knows you’re the future of the energy industry. That’s why we’re looking for high-achieving candidates to join our scholarship programme. If you want to pursue a career in one of the areas below, you could be awarded a $5000 BP scholarship towards your undergraduate studies. We’ll also offer you the opportunity to visit one of our offices so you can experience at first-hand what life’s like at BP and gain a different perspective of the industry. See for program details and to apply.

Pan American Energy Internship (U)

Deadline for Mines students is January 25, 2018.

Apply via DiggerNet Job ID 59578.  It is important to access this through DiggerNet in order to click APPLY there so that the Pan American Energy contact who is in DiggerNet has immediate access whenever desired; then students should also complete the online process. It is a quick application with just resume and cover letter. This internship is unpaid but expenses are covered.

MI3 Petroleum Engineering Temp Job (B)

MI3 Petroleum Engineering is looking to fill several temporary junior-level part-time and full-time Geologist and Petrophysicist positions. Starting in February/ March and Ending in May. Requirements:

  • UG or Grad student
  • Must have valid passport
  • Completion of well logging course & understanding of those principals
  • Able to work 20+ hours a week

MI3 will provide the necessary training on software and workflows required for the job. Most of the training and work will take place at MI3’s office located in Golden CO. See attached for full job qualifications and application information.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) with DOE (U)

2018 Summer Term. Applications are due January 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and have completed at least one year as a matriculating undergraduate student at the time of applying.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident at the time of applying.

Application and more information at

Summer 2020 Engineering Intern at Concho

Sophomore or Junior

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 11th

Apply via Diggernet ID 63927

Concho will be on campus on Tuesday, September 24th to interview for internships.

Concho is seeking Petroleum Engineering students for 2020 Summer Intern positions in Midland, Texas and Artesia, New Mexico. Summer interns can expect to gain experience in drilling, completions, production, and/or reservoir engineering.

Rare Petro Engineering: Part-Time Intern Positions

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Application/Deadline: Fall Career Fair / Diggernet Job Posting

Location: Downtown Golden

Rare Petro Engineering is looking to add two part-time interns for the fall and spring semesters. Scope of work includes but not limited to; data entry, industry research, News Pulse publishing, mobile app development, O&G conference attendance, broad industry exposure. 

Requirements: An ideal candidate has a good work ethic, is resourceful, curious, creative, organized, and has knowledge of and interest in the oil and gas industry.

These are paid positions with a flexible time commitment. The office is conveniently located in downtown Golden. If interested please apply through Diggernet and come see us at Fall Career Day.

Principle Reservoir Engineer, Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Application Deadline: 8/30/19

Position Details:    
This position is in Grand Forks, North Dakota. They are looking for experienced, aggressive, scientifically trained, and market-oriented individuals to contribute to the success of the organization by performing one or more of the following functions:

·         Lead the reservoir engineering team across applied research projects covering CO2 EOR, CO2 storage, unconventional hydrocarbon recovery and other subsurface technologies.

·         Manage and mentor team members and junior colleagues.

·         Manage projects and associated budgets.

·         Lead or contribute to research proposals.

·         Liaise with clients to help guide existing projects and identify new business opportunities.

·         Prepare and present technical reports, conference papers and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Minimum Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s degree in reservoir engineering, petroleum engineering or related field.

·         10 years of oil and gas industry and/or related research experience.

·         Direct experience working with oil and gas operators.

·         Experience leading projects and successful proposals for technical work.

Link to full application: EERC Application


Shell Scholarships (UG)

Application deadline: March 15th, 2019

Are you majoring in Engineering or Geosciences? Find out how you can apply for a $5,000 scholarship from Shell for the 2019-2020 academic year!

We offer two types of scholarships:

  • The Shell Technical Scholarship is for full-time students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical major.
  • The Shell Incentive Fund is for full-time students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical major and who belong to particular under-represented minority groups.

For additional details about the application process and requirements for each scholarship, visit

If you have any further questions, please contact Shell Careers at

Dallas SPE Undergrad Scholarship (U)

Due July 12, 2019

Dallas SPE is encouraging students to apply as last year they did not get a lot of applicants. Application requirements include official transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a single page typed essay on one a selection of topics.

Download the 2019-2020 Dallas SPE Undergrad Scholarship Application.

Wyoming Petroleum Section of SPE Scholarships (UG)

Due 19 April 2019

Undergrad Students

The Wyoming Petroleum Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers looks for students who excel both academically and socially, have an interest in the petroleum industry, are involved with extracurricular activities, and are eager to contribute to the petroleum industry. See the 2019-2020 SPE WY Scholarship Application for details.

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship (UG)

Due April 12, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corporation, the largest publicly traded international energy company, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowship opportunities in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science. Selected students will be exposed to a top-quality company by participating in this signature mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with an ExxonMobil engineer or scientist to learn how their knowledge and skills are applied in a corporate setting.


  • Freshman, sophomore or junior
  • GPA of 3.5 of higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application

Go here for more information or to apply.

Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Scholarship Awards (B)

To qualify for any of these awards a student must be a GRC member (student memberships are only $20 per year). Selection of recipients will be based upon a variety of factors, including the individual’s academic record, student activities, geothermal industry experience, and career goals.

The following awards are available:

  • Five (5) Marcelo Lippmann Graduate Scholarship Awards of $2500 – to be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be enrolled in a graduate-level program at an accredited academic institution at the time of the award (Fall 2019). If selected, each recipient is required to submit a paper on his/her research (or research progress) to be published in the GRC Transactions and deliver results at the meeting as either a poster or oral presentation. If the recipient presents in the year of the award then the full $2500 is awarded at that time; if the recipient defers to present/publish the following year then $750 is withheld until the following year when the recipient presents.
  • Three (3) GRC Undergraduate Scholarship Awards of $500 – to be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be a third or fourth year undergraduate at an accredited academic institution at the time of the award (Fall 2019).

Applications must be received by May 24, 2019 to be considered.

For application instructions and other details see the announcement on the GRC website at:

Please direct questions regarding the scholarship awards to: Brian Schmidt, or 530-758-2360, ext. 104.

Credit Union of Colorado Foundation Scholarships (UG)

Apply by: April 15, 2019

Credit Union of Colorado Foundation offers $50,000 in college scholarships. Ten $5,000 per year scholarships available for the 2019-2020 school year; deadline to apply is April 15. Students from around the state can apply for a Credit Union of Colorado Foundation college scholarship between March 15 and Monday, April 15. The foundation will provide a $5,000 annual scholarship to 10 students for a total award of $50,000 in scholarships for the 2019/2020 school year.

Eligibility for a scholarship is extended to students who are Colorado residents enrolled in, or scheduled to enter, an accredited college or university as an undergraduate taking at least 12 credit hours. Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in high school or during the previous 12 months as a college undergraduate. Students should also demonstrate an active commitment to community service at their school or in their local community.

Scholarship renewals are not automatic; the student must reapply each year. More information, including application instructions, is available at:

For any questions regarding the scholarship, contact Jon Pushkin, 303-733-3441, or Dan Christopherson, 303-521-4172

Denver AADE Scholarship (UG)

Application Due by 5pm on Monday, March 4th 2019

Requirements for potential candidates are as follows: 

  1. Be enrolled in an engineering curriculum with the intent to enter the petroleum industry.
  2. GPA must be 2.50 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  3. Be at least a sophomore, or above, at the time of the award
  4. Complete the Denver Chapter AADE Scholarship Application

If you plan to apply, please fill out the application  and email to Dr. Alfred Eustes III ( by the deadline

Powder River Basin SPE Scholarships (UG)

The Powder River Basin Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is pleased to make scholarships available to qualified applicants for the 2019-2020 academic year. Awarded amounts can range from $500 to $2000, with the number of scholarships awarded generally ranging from 10 to 20. Scholarship applicants should have a desire to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry, and meet the following requirements:

  1. Major in Engineering (preference to Petroleum Engineering); a portion of the scholarships may go to Non-Engineering student based upon recommendations by the committee.
  2. Must be enrolled as a full-time student.
  3. Entering freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior of a four year program, or freshmen or sophomore of a two year program.

If you are interested, click HERE for the application form.



ACEC Scholarships

Application Deadline: Friday, Jan. 25

Apply Online at

Inquire at the Financial Aid, Career Services or Engineering Department Office Today!

Available Scholarships
• ACEC Colorado Scholarships: $2,000 (multiple available)
• Leonard Rice Memorial Scholarship: $6,000
• William Russell Stoneman Scholarship: $5,000
• Fu Hua Chen Scholarship: $4,000
• Muller Engineering James M. Condon Memorial Scholarship: $3,000
• American Public Works Association | Colorado Chapter: $2,500
• Sandy Donnel Memorial Scholarship: $2,000

Applicant Criteria
• Entering junior, senior or fifth degree year in Fall 2019 (NOTE: Students graduating in December of that academic year are not eligible.)
• Be a U.S. citizen
• Be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering or land-surveying at an Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology-accredited university in Colorado that conforms to either the Engineering Accreditation Commission or Engineering or Technology Accreditation Commission standards.
• Is a full-time student as determined by the university.
• Has an understanding of the consulting engineering profession.

Questions? Contact Brenda Walters 303.832.2200 |

Xcela Wealth Scholarship (B)

Due December 15

The Xcela Wealth Scholarship was designed with future leaders (students) in mind. This $1,000 scholarship is open to all students from high school seniors about to start college to post-docs. To enter for a chance to receive this scholarship you must write a 500-word essay on the topic: “What are Unique Ways People Have Reached Financial Stability?” More details at

2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Program (G)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website. Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities


  • Predoctoral–$24,000 per year for three years
  • Dissertation–$25,000 for one year
  • Postdoctoral–$45,000 for one year

Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded. Application Deadline Dates:

  • Predoctoral: December 13, 2018(5:00 PM EST)
  • Dissertation: December 6, 2018(5:00 PM EST)
  • Postdoctoral: December 6, 2018(5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 8, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

AAUW Fellowships and Grants (G)

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a variety of fellowships and grants for women pursuing graduate degrees. See below for a brief overview and links to more information.

 Career Development Grants, Deadline Nov. 15

Who may apply: Women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least five years before the award period


 International Fellowships, Deadline Nov. 15

Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents


Denver Section SPE Scholarship (UG)

DEADLINE: November 14 at 4:00 PM

Bring a hard copy of attached application plus an unofficial transcript to Rachel McDonald in the PE Office.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Carry a course load of 12 hours or more for undergraduate students.
  • Pursue Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering and be of the junior or senior level
  • Be a member of the student section SPE
  • Print out hard copy, SIGN and DATE, and attach an unofficial transcript
  • Return to PE Office, Rachel McDonald

Scholarship Form: SPE_Scholarship_Form1 CSM18

And questions please refer to Dr. Jennifer Miskimins, SPE Sttudent Chapter Advisor.

NAEd Dissertation Fellowship Program (G)

Closes Oct 4 The National Academy of Education (NAEd) is offering a $27,500 fellowship to fund 35 promising young scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year. Fellowship Criteria:

  • Does not need to be a US citizen, but must be a candidate for a doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrated record of research experience in educational research.
  • Must show a proposed project to an education research project.
  • Applications will be judged on the applicant’s past research record, career trajectory in education research, and the quality of the project described in the application.

Apply Via:

Don Schroeder Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: October 1st 
  • PSIG is offering the Don Schroeder Scholarship, a graduate-level scholarship of $5000 for research related to pipeline simulation.  This scholarship is designed to help assist deserving graduate students financially in research directly related to pipeline simulation. 
  • Additional information and the scholarship application can be found at the link below:
Chevron Blended Skill Set Scholarship (B)
Closes Aug 31

Chevron is offering two $4,000 scholarships. Undergraduate Scholarship Criteria:

  • Students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Geology, Geophysics, or Petroleum Engineering
  • Currently enrolled as a Sophomore or Junior
  • Currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours of computer science classes (CS minor preferred)
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3

Graduate Scholarship Criteria

  • Students pursuing a graduate degree in Computer Science with an undergraduate degree in Geology, Geophysics, or Petroleum Engineering or Students pursuing a graduate degree in Geology, Geophysics, or Petroleum Engineering with an undergraduate degree or a minor in Computer Science.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3

Apply via

Whiting Petroleum Scholarship (U)
Applications Due September 5th, 2018

Whiting Petroleum is offering six (6) $3,000 scholarships to Mines students!

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Enrolled as a Junior for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Petroleum Engineering or Geology Major
  • Documented financial need (FAFSA on file with Financial Aid)

Apply via

QEP Scholarship (U)
Due Aug 31, 2018

With a proud legacy and an exciting future, QEP Resources is a leading independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company focused on some of the most prolific resource plays in the continental United States. QEP is providing six $5,000 scholarships to Mines students. Scholarship Criteria

  • Full time student with freshman or sophomore status
  • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering or a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Geoscience
  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA
  • Cover letter stating interest in pursuing a career in the oil and gas industry
  • Must be a US Citizen of Permanent Resident

Apply via

Devon Energy Scholarship (U)
Closes Aug 30

Devon Energy is providing five (5) $1,000 scholarships to freshman Petroleum Engineering Students. Scholarship Criteria

  • Full time student
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (if applicable)
  • Must be a US Citizen of Permanent Resident

Apply via

ARCS Scholarship (B)
Closes Aug 30

ARCS is offering Mines students ten (10) $6,500 scholarships to Mines students. Scholarship Criteria:

  • Undergraduate Student (sophomore, junior, senior)
  • Graduate Student
  • Enrolled full-time the entire 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Must be in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • 3.5GPA
  • US Citizen
  • Financial Need (FAFSA on file with Financial Aid)

Apply via

SM Energy Scholarship (B)
Due Aug 30

SM Energy is providing three $2,500 scholarships. Scholarship Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student who has completed 30 or more credit hours
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Undergraduate student pursuing Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduate – pursuing MS degree in Petroleum Engineering
  • Current resume
  • Must be US Citizen or Permanent resident

Apply via

Western Digital Scholarships for STEM (U)

Applications Due May 3, 2018

Western Digital is committed to addressing access to STEM education for underrepresented and underprivileged students. The Western Digital Scholarship program will award up to 500, one-time scholarships per year. The maximum total award per recipient is $5,000 USD. Scholarships are currently awarded to deserving students in the following countries:

  • United States
  • China
  • India
  • Israel*
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand

*Our current program in Israel is through a separate partnership with Silicon Valley Community Foundation and ATIDIM. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in extracurricular and / or community activities, financial need, and the overall quality of the application.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Undergraduate student enrolled on a full-time basis at a four-year accredited University located in the countries where scholarships are being offered
  • Majoring in Computer Science (B.S. programs only), Engineering, Mathematics or Science (excluding agricultural sciences, health and other life sciences)
  • Minimum grade average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Traditionally under-represented populations in the STEM disciplines, including females and individuals of African-American or Latino descent in the United States

Apply now

Chevron HENAAC Scholarship (U)

Due April 30, 2018

Provides highly-competitive, $5,000 merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA, pursuing a field of study relevant to Chevron and demonstrate a strong interest in Chevron. Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community. Note that there is an additional questionnaire you must download and complete for your application.

AIPN Scholarship (B)

Due by 27 April 2018

Open to UG and Grad students.

Annually, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators sponsors a scholarship awarded to students who demonstrate strong character, academic ability, and potential to make a significant contribution to the field of international oil and gas negotiations. Application and scholarship details are found HERE. Contact Dr. Battalora with any questions.

Summer Teaching Fellowship (U)

Generation Teach partners with local schools to provide high-school and undergraduate students with high-quality summer teaching experiences to inspire them to pursue careers in urban teaching. The Denver Summer Teaching Fellowship includes two weeks of intensive training and five weeks of teaching small groups of middle-school students. Teaching Fellows receive daily coaching and support, as well as a $2,000 taxable scholarship. Check out this flier, visit, or email to learn more about the fellowship opportunity. Upcoming application deadline is April 5.

Four Corners Section SPE Scholarships (U)

Deadline for submission is 11:59 PM March 16, 2018

The Four Corners Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is pleased to offer multiple one year awards, ranging from $500-$2000, to students who meet the criteria established under the goals of the scholarship program. Requirements:

  • Selected applicants must maintain an overall Grade Point Average of 3.0 out of 4.0 to continue to receive the renewable scholarship.
  • Continue to pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering, a related discipline, or to a career in the petroleum exploration and production industry.
  • Official transcripts must be submitted. If the transcripts are not received, the application will be considered invalid.

Scholarship recipients will be notified before the June 2018 SPE Four Corners meeting and are encouraged to attend the meeting for recognition. The scholarship applications can be submitted via College Student Application  OR

Joseph King McMahon Petroleum Engineering Scholarship (U)

Application and attachments due by March 1, 2018

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers is offering a $2,500 scholarship. Requirements:

  • Must be a U. S. citizen.
  • Must be majoring in Petroleum engineering (declared major).
  • Must be an overall GPA of 3.0 or better (current transcript required).
  • Must be classified as a sophomore or higher when completing application.  The scholarship shall be used only for an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering.
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Must demonstrate leadership abilities and involvement in student and community organizations.

2018 McMahon Petroleum Engineering Scholarship Application

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Scholarships (U)

Deadline extended to 1/19/2018 ACEC is an organization of Colorado professional engineering consultants that are highly involved in their community, and seek out students for paid internship programs. Application requirements:

  • Entering junior, senior or fifth degree year in Fall 2018 (NOTE: Students graduating in December of that academic year are not eligible.)
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Is a full-time student as determined by the university.
  • Has an understanding of the consulting engineering profession.

Additional Info:

  • Be sure to allow time for recommendations to be completed by others.
  • There will be 10 scholarships available for the 2018-2019 school year, ranging from $2,000 to $6,000.  The total amount of scholarship dollars up for grabs this year will be $30,500.
  • Generally, there are less than 30 applicants, so there are pretty good odds of winning.
  • So even if a student doesn’t win a scholarship, the members get an opportunity to see an applicant’s background, and it can lead to job opportunities.

The link below can be used to access the application packages.  The home page also has a job board for students interested in consulting internships.

BP Scholarship (U)

BP is offering $5,000 scholarships to university students studying in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Business. Students will also be offered an opportunity to visit a BP location and experience first-hand what life is like at BP. Applications are currently open to all undergraduates. Deadline to submit completed application is November 11th, 2017. To learn more, please go to

SPE Denver Scholarship (U)

Applications due to PE department by 11/16/2017.

Open to juniors and seniors.


  • Carry a course load of 12 hours or more for undergraduate students.
  • Pursue Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering.
  • Be a member of the student section SPE.
  • Print out hard copy, SIGN and DATE, and attach an unofficial transcript.
  • Return to PE Office, Debra Marrufo.
  • Any questions, please refer them to Professor Elio Dean, SPE Student Chapter Advisor.

Application is attached

HSF Scholarship (B)

Due March 30

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year); all majors accepted.
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

Details and application here.

Dallas Ft-Worth American Association of Drilling Engineers Academic Scholarship (UG)

Deadline:  November 4, 2018 The Dallas Ft-Worth American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) announces to all petroleum and natural gas engineering students who qualify our annual scholarship program.  The AADE is a non-profit, volunteer organization founded in New Orleans in 1978 and is made up of an affiliation of independent chapters licensed and governed by a National Board.  Our mission is to provide the forum for the dissemination of practical drilling technology to those employed or interested in the drilling industry.  Our Dallas Ft. Worth Scholarship Program is funded by our annual chapter fundraising events, namely our sporting clays and golf tournaments.  All scholarship program details and a link to this year’s online application can be found here.  . To give you an idea of the potential opportunity, DFW AADE has granted 204 scholarships to students at 13 universities across the country totaling $420,000 since 2013.  We expect to award $30,000 this year.

AAUW Fellowships

 American Fellowships, Deadline Nov. 1

Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks