The deadline has passed to submit the SPE-GCS scholarship application for the 2009-10 academic year. All the applications are in and the committee is now in the process of grading.



Each year, the Gulf Coast Section and the Houston SPE Auxiliary award one-year renewable scholarships to outstanding high school seniors planning to major in engineering or science and wishing to pursue a career in the petroleum industry. To apply for the scholarship, a student must meet the following requirements:

    • Plan to work in the petroleum industry
    • Enroll in an engineering or science program at a university in the fall
    • Currently be a high school senior
    • Currently reside in Houston and 28-county Gulf Coast area
    • Have a minimum SAT score of 1650
    • Be a U.S. citizen

Scholarship Requirements
Information that the SPE-GCS uses to evaluate the students includes the following:

    • High school academic record
    • Activities
    • Awards and honors
    • SAT score
    • Reference letters
    • Financial need

Each applicant must also write a short essay and be interviewed by members of the Gulf Coast Section's Scholarship Committee and the Houston SPE Auxiliary.

The deadline for submissions was Feb. 14, 2009 for high school seniors. Please check back next year for 2010-11 scholarship information.

Any additional questions can be directed  to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Committee Chair  karla_saludares@swn.com or through regular mail by writing to:

Scholarship Chairman
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Gulf Coast Section
10777 Westheimer Road, Suite 1075

Houston, Texas 77042