The Scholarship Committee is dedicated to increasing interest in the petroleum industry among graduating high school seniors and retaining students currently enrolled in petroleum-related academic disciplines. Through recruiting fairs, special event tours, summer employment internships, and direct contact during the students' academic careers, the committees work to insure a steady flow of focused, high quality, and talented graduates entering the petroleum industry. 


SPE-GCS scholarship applications are now accepted for 2017-2018 academic year!


This year the application process for the SPE Gulf Coast Section Undergraduate Scholarship will be completed and returned to the SPE office only via email. The application is for $1,000/semester and all applications are due by February 1, 2017. Though the application is not due until February, it is important to familiarize yourself with the application process as soon as possible.


To apply for the SPE Gulf Coast Section Annual Scholarship you must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior,
  • Be planning to study science or engineering as a freshman in college next year,
  • Have a permanent address in one of the 29 counties in the Gulf Coast Section
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

The 29 counties included in the SPE Gulf Coast Section are Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Lee, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington, and Wharton. 

If you do not attend a high school in one of the 29 counties mentioned above or are not a US citizen or Permanent Resident, you are not eligible for this SPE section scholarship. Additional scholarships may be available through SPE international. For more details, visit:

For detailed instructions on the SPE-GCS Scholarship application process click here or visit the following page:


SPE Gulf Coast Section (SPE-GCS) Scholarship Fund - 2015-2016 NEW INITIATIVE

Helping Our Petroleum Engineering Students with their Future Careers

If you would like to make a donation for the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund, please Go to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund Donation page or Download the Scholarship Fund Donation Form.  All donations are tax-deductible. 

Visit the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund Page for additional information.


Communities In Schools Houston

The SPE Gulf Coast Section partners with the Communities in Schools Houston program (CISH) to help serve at-risk students in the Greater Houston area.  CISH is a campus based, non-profit organization that provides direct services and resources to under-served children with unmet needs. 

Working alongside the Aldine, Alief, Houston, and Spring Branch school districts, CISH is able to touch the lives of over 30,000 students and their families on an annual basis. To help the cause that CISH provides, SPE provides scholarship funding for CISH students to aide them in their college careers.  Without this funding, many of these students would not be able to afford to go to college.  Also, a large portion of the students that SPE and CISH help are the first in their family to ever attend a college or university program. 

The following schools are currently served by the CISH program:

CISH program schools

For more details on this outreach program, the official CISH website is found below:

For Internship Sponsorship Opportunities, click here!

Position Name Phone
Chair Jennifer Pinnick 251-377-3692
Past Chair Tanhee Galindo 832-823-1511
Board Liaison Simeon Eburi 832-854-3134