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


Mines Corporate & Foundation Scholarships (B)

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.

Colorado Environmental Management Society 2021 Scholarship

The scholarship submission deadline is March 1, 2021.

  1. Eligibility
  • Students must be currently enrolled in and attending an undergraduate or graduate program at a Colorado university or college.
  • Applicants cannot graduate before the end of the 2021 Fall semester.
  • Students must be studying engineering, geology, environmental sciences, law, or another field in which they may address environmental issues.
  • Students must intend to work in an environmental field.
  • Students must complete and return the application as noted below.
  • CEMS Officers, CEMS Board of Directors, the CEMS Scholarship Selection Committee, and family members of these individuals are not eligible to receive these scholarships.
  1. General Information
  • CEMS plans to award up to three scholarships:  One for an undergraduate, one for a graduate (Master’s or Doctoral) student and one for a law student.  The amount to be awarded in 2021 is up to $2,500 per scholarship. Awardees will be notified on or before March 31, 2021 and will be announced on our website after all awardees have been notified.
  • In addition to monetary compensation, awardees selected to receive this scholarship:
  • Will have their essays and biographies published in the CEMS monthly newsletter.
  • Will receive one-year free membership to CEMS. Awardees and a colleague may attend each monthly meeting at no charge.
  • Awardees must attend one monthly CEMS meeting in the spring/summer of 2021 to be recognized and honored by our membership. Meetings occur from 11:30-1:00 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month via a Zoom call or meeting at EPA Region 8 offices at 1595 Wynkoop St., in Denver (tbd.).
  • Awardees are invited to participate in a poster session at the CEMS Fall Conference in October.

c. Application details and form

Joseph King McMahon Petroleum Engineering Scholarship

The scholarship submission deadline is March 1, 2021.

The Joseph King McMahon Petroleum Engineering Scholarship was established in 2006. The purpose of the scholarship is to aid students who are interested in pursuing the study of petroleum engineering. Students should demonstrate a willingness and ability to maintain a high level of academic achievement along with leadership and involvement within their college and the community. It is hoped that the recipient of this scholarship will someday be in a position to give back to the petroleum industry and encourage others to pursue this field.

 Amount of scholarship: $3,000

Click here to download pdf application file


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be majoring in Petroleum Engineering (declared major).
  • Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better (current official transcript required).
  • Must be classified as a sophomore or higher when completing The scholarship shall be used only for an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering.
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student (at least 15 hours) for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Must demonstrate leadership abilities and involvement in student and community organizations.
  • Must mail application with requested attachments postmarked by March 1, 2021.

If applicant drops out of school during the time period refunds are permitted, the scholarship award will be returned to the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. Scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university for the fall semester 2021.

SPE Powder River Basin Section Scholarship

Application must be postmarked by March 1, 2021

The Powder River Basin Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is pleased to make scholarships available to qualified applicants for the 2021-2022 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:

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

Application details and form

SPE Fort Worth Section Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

To encourage the pursuit of careers in the Oil and Gas Industry, we are excited to offer scholarships for undergraduate students that are from the North Texas area and that are pursuing a degree in petroleum engineering or related field. Scholarships of up to $3,000 per year are awarded annually and (once awarded) may be renewed through the recipient’s senior year in college.

More information and forms for applying for the scholarships may be found at Scholarships – Fort Worth Section (

Previous Opportunities

Jobs & Internships

Assistant Professor Position at West Virginia University

West Virginia University has an opening relative to a Tenure Track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. The starting date for the position will be July 1, 2021 and the review of applications will start on October 15, 2020. The link to apply is as follows (job number 15178):

Reservoir Engineering & Data Analytics in Unconventional Resources Summer Internship (G)

TORA Group and Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin TX

Open to current MS or PhD students.

Job Description:

  • Reservoir engineering and simulation of tight oil resources in the Permian Basin
  • Fluid characterization and estimation of resource recovery
  • Decline curve analysis
  • History matching and production forecasting
  • Completion optimization and modeling well interference

More details and application information

SPE Virtual Career Pathways Fair(B)

28 – 30 Apr 2020 Online

This is an opportunity for quick fire mentoring specific to job roles you are pursuing at a time and place that suits you. As a virtual conference we are able to bring this advice in the most convenient and accessible way and also provide direct links to established resources so they can gain from this straight away. This event will also feature live webinars, SPE Resources and links to industry.

Internship with CO State Land Board(B)

Application Deadline March 15 at 5pm

The Colorado State Land Board is looking for an awesome summer intern. It’s right here in Denver, you’ll get to work with mining AND oil and gas leases all around our great state, you’ll be helping support Colorado Public Schools by leasing Colorado State Trust Lands for mining and oil and gas development (awesome, right?), and you’ll get paid (double awesome)!

Details and application

Shell Drilling and Production Camp(B)

Application Deadline: March 8th

This is a five-day course in drilling, HSE, and production, held this May 10-15, in Robert, Louisiana.

Undergraduates are preferred, but graduate students will be considered. Apply via

EBS Fund Internships (G)

EBS Fund Internships

Applications due Feb 28th 

The Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation will again be providing funding for graduate internships this year. They will be funding 10 Mines graduate students with summer internships, funding ranging from $5600 – $7800 each. Applications are due Feb 28th by email to Cassie Glenn – Internship award announcements are generally made after April 15th. Please find attached the application requirements including cover page format. 

Postdov Position at U of Wisconsin-Madison(G)

We invite applications for a postdoc position in experimental rock mechanics at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Applicants shall send their CV, pdf’s of publications, and up to 3 reference contacts to Review of application starts Feb. 1 and will continue until filled. The anticipated start date of the position is Summer or Fall of 2020.

The postdoc will work for a funded project aimed at developing a new technology to estimate near-wellbore stress in geothermal reservoirs. The postdoc will conduct laboratory experiments to validate the concept and help develop a prototype of a downhole stress-measurement tool in collaboration with RESPEC Company and Lawrence Berkely National Lab.

Candidates should hold a PhD in Earth Science or Engineering. Candidates should have a strong understanding of rock failure mechanisms, strong laboratory technical skills, and preferably some experience designing/constructing devices in the lab.

For more information, please contact Hiroki Sone (


Post-doctoral Fellow at Mines(G)

Job Description:

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow or research assistant professor to assist in the development and implementation of a sensing strategy to (a) guide very near surface (< 30 m deep) horizontal directional drilling (HDD) while drilling at 0.1 m/s in potentially noisy magnetic environments and without stopping; and (b) sense obstacles ahead of the bit for collision avoidance. Data gathered to support these activities will also be used in intelligent drilling support to optimize drilling. The project involves determining the accuracy of current magnetic and seismic MWD/LWD tools for sensing and navigation while drilling, and advancing methods to interpret these data during drilling operations. The project also involves harnessing the knowledge gained from the aforementioned imaging via machine learning to improve drilling efficacy and speed. Considerable laboratory and field work is required for this project. This project is part of a larger effort with a highly interdisciplinary team of faculty, post-docs, and students at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) working with industry tunneling and drilling partners.

This position will begin as early now. The current project end date is 30 December 2020, but an extension of this position is possible based on project needs and employee availability/interest.

Following is the link to apply and read more info:

Petroleum Engineer – Studies & Analytics, Great Western in Denver(B)

See Diggernet posting #67228 for more details and to apply.

BS required, MS or PhD preferred.


Great Western Oil and Gas is a Denver based independent exploration and production company focused on the Rocky Mountains. Today, we have active operations in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado. The Petroleum Engineer – Studies & Analytics completes field studies and data analytics efforts in various petroleum engineering applications around the company. The petroleum engineer will work closely with senior petroleum engineers as mentors. This position will start July 1, 2020.

Roberto Rocca Fellowship

Roberto Rocca Fellowship

Application deadline: Jan. 15th

For exceptional university graduates from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Indonesia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Romania, the Roberto Rocca Education Program offers fellowships to help fund studies towards Ph.D. degree in specific fields of study that include Materials Science, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering (see Eligibility requirements), at a university of the student’s choosing outside his or her home country.

Fellowships are awarded for a period of a year and may be used for tuition, fees and living expenses. The award amount will depend on the candidate’s financial need but in general Fellowships do not cover all expenses and candidates are encouraged to seek complementary sources of funding. At the discretion of the Roberto Rocca Education Program, fellowships may be renewed for up to an additional year. Go here to apply.

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) 2020

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) 2020

Application Deadline: January 29, 2020

The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates who will be rising seniors in summer 2020 to apply for participation in the 12th annual NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2020).  Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Participants will fly onboard a NASA research aircraft and assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric gases and aerosols and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. Each student will complete an individual research project from the data collected.

Outstanding faculty and staff for this program will be drawn from several universities and NASA centers, as well as from NASA flight operations and engineering personnel.

The eight-week program begins June 14, 2020 and concludes August 7, 2020.

Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place during the first two weeks of the program at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data/laboratory analysis and interpretation will take place during the final six weeks of the program at the University of California, Irvine.

SARP participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a travel allowance, and free housing and local transportation during the 8-week program.

Applicants must be US citizens.

For more information and to apply:

Program Video:

Program flyer:

Email questions to:

Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Expertise in the petroleum industry and in drilling and/or completions is preferred but all areas will be considered. Responsibilities include teaching the S&T drilling courses, but the background and/or experience to teach other petroleum engineering courses is a plus. The successful candidate may be expected to develop distance (on-line) courses, work with student organizations and design teams, and perform undergraduate advising. A Ph.D. in petroleum engineering or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.


Full job description and application instruction are here.


Tenure Track Faculty, U of Tulsa

Application review begins December 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

The McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Preference is for candidates with teaching and research interests in the interface of computational data science and reservoir engineering. Topics of interest include, and are not limited to, computational statistics, machine intelligence/learning, high-performance numerical modeling, and their applications to reservoir engineering and management.  Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in engineering or a related quantitative discipline.


Additional details and application information here.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs


Application Deadlines:

  • Predoctoral: December 17, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

  • Dissertation: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

  • Postdoctoral: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

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.

Go to the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website for more information and to apply.

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.

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

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

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.

Funded PhD Positions

Application Deadline 10/23

There are two funded PhD students on an NSF project on gold supply chains in Peru starting January 2020. One will be in the Earth Resources Development Engineering (ERDE) program in Mining Engineering and the other will be in Economics and Business, both at the Colorado School of Mines.

Econ and Business position announcement

Earth Resource Dev. Eng. Position announcement

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


Student Scholarship to GRC Annual Meeting

Deadline for applications is September 21st , 2020.
Have you always wanted to attend the Geothermal Resources Council’s Annual Meeting but haven’t had the ability or funds to travel?  With the conference being held virtually this year, now is your chance to take part! The WING USA Team will be sponsoring 10 students to participate in this year’s event. The scholarship will provide you with full access to the virtual event, which you can watch and participate in from anywhere in the world!

To apply, send an email to with your CV and a short essay (250 words) that describes both, (1) your interest in geothermal energy, and (2) you thoughts regarding gender equity on college campuses [or in the workplace]. Make it personal! Applications will be reviewed by a panel of geothermal professionals from WING USA, and 10 students will be selected for this scholarship. The scholarship is available to persons of any gender.

GPA Midstream Scholarships

Deadline October 9, 2020

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the GPA Midstream is pleased to announce plans to award multiple scholarships for 2020. In addition, top award winners receiving a scholarship of $5,000 or more will also receive a copy of GPSA data bookson a flash drive.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. The student has demonstrated a strong interest in the Oil and Gas Processing Industry.
  2. The student is pursuing an engineering degree and maintaining a 2.8 or better Grade Point Average (4.0 scale).
  3. The student has achieved junior or senior status as an undergraduate or is currently enrolled in a graduate program.
  4. The student is a U.S. or Canadian citizen.

Potential candidates must complete the application and required essay. The essay (1,000 word maximum) should focus on the candidate’s interest in the oil and gas processing industry and how the candidate expects to use their degree in this industry.

Complete and submit applications electronically using this link.

Additional information about the GPA Midstream can be found at and the national GPA website

Student Scholarship to (Virtual) Geothermal Resource Council Annual Meeting

Deadline for applications is September 21st, 2020.

Have you always wanted to attend the Geothermal Resources Council’s Annual Meeting but haven’t had the ability or funds to travel?  With the conference being held virtually this year, now is your chance to take part!  The Women in Geothermal (WING) USA Team will be sponsoring 10 students to participate in this year’s event. The scholarship will provide you with full access to the virtual event, which you can watch and participate in from anywhere in the world!

To apply, send an email to “” with your CV and a short essay (250 words) that describes both, (1) your interest in geothermal energy, and (2) you thoughts regarding gender equity on college campuses [or in the workplace]. Make it personal! Applications will be reviewed by a panel of geothermal professionals from WING USA, and 10 students will be selected for this scholarship. The scholarship is available to persons of any gender.

PE Dept. Comprehensive Scholarship/Fellowship

PE Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: September 8th
The Petroleum Engineering Department administers several scholarships and fellowships. We want to award them to the most appropriate individuals and so need to collect information in order to know which scholarships you qualify for. We will consider all of the applicants for the scholarships we administer for which they meet the criteria.

The majority of our scholarships and fellowships are for $500-2,000 a year.

SPE Wyoming Section Scholarships(UG)

Application deadline: April 17, 2020

Each year the Wyoming Petroleum Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers gives out thousands of dollars to worthy applicants from around the Rocky Mountain Region. We look for students undergraduate 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. Get the application and full details here.

Desk and Derrick Educational Trust Scholarships(UG)

Application deadline: April 1, 2020

Accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic years from students seeking degrees in fields related to the petroleum, energy and allied industries. Approximately 10 to 15 scholarships are awarded annually with the amounts ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. 


  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.25
  • Completed at least two years or are currently enrolled in the second year of your undergraduate study. 
  • United States or Canadian citizenship

If you are interested, please click on the following link: Download 2020-2021 Application

For more information, go to the following website:  


BP Early Engagement Programs(UG)

Application deadline is March 1, 2020.

Learn more here.

Apply now at

BP Scholars Program

We know that high achievers like you are the future of the energy industry. So every year we award $5,000 to go towards the education of each of our chosen BP Scholars, who also get an all-expense paid trip to one of our offices where they have the chance to network with BP leaders and tour our offices.

BP STEP Leadership Program

A four-day leadership development program open to all majors that will help you hone the skills you’ll need to advance all the way to the top in your career. Attend workshops and networking events and apply your new skills to real world business problems in our team case competition.

Supply and Trading Sophomore Experience

Discover more about the world of high finance and commodity trading at BP. Network with the trading team, and gain insightful training experience through trading simulations, case studies and presentations.

2020 AADE Rockies Scholarship

Application Deadline: Monday, January 27th

Above is the link to the AADE Rockies scholarship information page. It is open to Sophomores and above. Here is a Word version of the application, download it and you can type in your answers and format to look like the original. Please make sure to save it as a .pdf before you send it in.


Chevron Petroleum Engineering Scholarship

Deadline: Wed. Nov. 30th 

Chevron is offering six scholarships to Mines students; $5,000 each for the Spring 2020 semester.

Scholarship Criteria: 

  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Major: Petroleum Engineering
  • Classification: Junior, Senior, Graduate, PhD 
  • Volunteer experience at Mines
  • Short Answer Question
  • Current Resume



2019-20 DFW AADE Scholarship

Deadline: Friday November 15 2019 at 12:30 AM CST


1. Carefully follow instructions and double check your work. Errors in your application will hurt your composite score. Attention to detail is important in this industry and in this application.

2. You must be enrolled in a petroleum or natural gas engineering curriculum, or be an engineering student in another discipline referred by a member of the DFW AADE chapter .

3. GPA must be 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

4. You must be at least a sophomore as of the fall semester of this year.

5. You must be a United States Citizen (not work or student visa holder unless you served in the U.S. Armed Forces).

6. Preference will be given to AADE members.

Inquiries to


Association of International Petroleum Negotiators – Annual Writing Competition

Deadline: November 10, 2019 

Submit to Dr. Battalora at

More details can be found at the following link:


For the 2019-2020 competition, the award includes:

  • One winner will receive registration to either the AIPN International Petroleum Summit and its related evening events, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on May 19-21, 2020 or the 2020 Model Contracts Workshop to be held in the fall (location still pending).
  • Roundtrip, advance booking coach ticket to conference city
  • $300 expense reimbursement, for expenses incurred directly relating to this conference and supported by receipts
  • Standard lodging at the conference location during the conference, and
  • Student membership in AIPN for one year.
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.

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.

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

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


AIPN Scholarship

Due by 9 November 2020

Open to Seniors in a Four Year Program and All Graduate Students 

AIPN has sponsored an annual student writing competition since 2001. The competition is open to all full-time seniors in a four-year program and all graduate students enrolled at an accredited university in either the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters. Essays should be an original work at editorial length on any specific issue of the student’s choice which is directly related to international petroleum negotiations, such as matters of contract, law, or policy. All essays should be sent to Dr. Battalora.

The winner of the 2020-2021 award will receive:

·        Registration to either the AIPN International Petroleum Summit and its related evening events, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on Jun 22-24, 2021 or the Model Contracts Workshop to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Oct 26-29, 2021.

·        Roundtrip, advance booking coach ticket to the conference city

·        $300 expense reimbursement, for expenses incurred directly relating to this conference and supported by receipts

·        Standard lodging at the conference location during the conference, and

·        Student membership in AIPN for one year.

Full program details can be found at the following link:

Applicants will be notified of the winner on or around January 16, 2021.

SPE Denver UG Scholarships

Deadline: Wed. Nov. 18th, 2020 @ 4pm

This year, as in years past, the Denver Section of SPE  will be providing awards to candidates from five schools; CSM, MTT, NMT, UND, and UWY.  The candidates are competing amongst students at all schools and not just the school they attend.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements 2020-2021

1.     Carry a course load of 12 hours or more for undergraduate students.

2.     Pursue Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering and be of the junior or senior level.

3.     Be a member of the student section SPE.

4.     Print out hard copy of application, SIGN and DATE.

5.     Scan signed application and email with unofficial transcript to Rachel McDonald.

6.     Any questions please refer to Dr. Jennifer Miskimins, SPE Student Chapter Advisor.


DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Applications Due Jan. 13th, 2021

The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university.

The DOE CSGF has defining benefits that set it apart from other science- and engineering-focused graduate fellowships:

  • A yearly stipend of $38,000
  • Payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period (at any accredited U.S. university)
  • An annual $1,000 professional development allowance
  • Up to four years of total support, depending on renewal
  • A twelve-week practicum experience at one of 21 DOE national laboratories or sites, including access to DOE supercomputers
  • A rigorous program of study that ensures fellows have solid backgrounds in a scientific or engineering discipline plus computer science and applied mathematics
  • An annual program review for fellows, alumni, university and DOE laboratory staff, held each summer in the Washington, D.C. area

Check out their website for more information and to apply.