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Scholarships

Students planning to pursue a four-year energy-related degree from a College or University, or those enrolled in a Trade or Vocational degree program at an accredited Western Pennsylvania school, to learn an industry-related skill or trade, may apply to receive one (1) of three (3) available Five Hundred Dollar ($500) scholarships.

Application packets must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2019.

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in a College or University, or a Trade or Vocational degree program, in an Educational Institution accredited and located in Western Pennsylvania, and must be scheduled to attend on either a:
    (a) Full time basis (12 credit hours or more), or
    (b) Part-time basis (6 credit hours or more), while being employed on a full-time basis.

  2. Applicant must submit a 500-word essay to: “How can schools help in preparing students to better understand and evaluate the many types of energy that are available today?”

  3. Applicant must provide a list of internships, leadership roles, and/or service activities in which they have been involved, and provide a short description of each activity.

  4. Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope from someone other than a family member or friend (e.g. Employer, Professor, Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Clergy, etc.)

  5. One scholarship will be reserved for an applicant who is either currently enrolled as a member of a Desk and Derrick Club on the day of application, or sponsored by an active member. (Join today!)

  6. Scholarship awards will be sent to the respective winning applicant's educational institution, and Award Certificates will be presented at a Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club monthly meeting.  

  7. Application packets, including a completed Application Form, must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2019.  
    (Sorry, incomplete applications cannot be considered.)

  8. Scholarships will be made on a one-time, lump-sum basis.  
    Please send your application packet to:
    
    Lawrence Edelstein
    Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club
    c/o M.W. Gary & Associates, LLC
    470 Johnson Road, Ste. 220
    Washington, PA 15301
  
    Click to access a printable version of these requirements.
 
    If you have questions, please call Mr. Edelstein at (412) 708-4921 or email him at: ledelstein@mwgary.com

  2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS  

 Topic: Explain How Your Chosen Field of Study Will Prepare You for a Career in Petroleum and Energy and/or Allied Industries
 Alex Mittereder - read his essay
   College of Wooster (Geology)

• Leland K. Sullivan* read her essay
   Community College of Allegheny County (Corporate Business)

• 
Teresa Reid – read her essay
   St. Francis University (Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering)
  2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS  

 Topic: Energy Independence: What Does It Mean to You?
 Nastassja Lahoff – read her essay
   Penn State Erie (Electrical Engineering)


• 
Teresa Reid – read her essay
   St. Francis University (Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering)
  2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS  

 Topic: Regulating the Energy Industry: Striking the Proper Balance
 Andy Cook - read his essay

• Brendan Shaughnessy* read his essay

• Rachel Woessner - read her essay
  2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS  

 Topic: Energy Jobs: Now and in the Future

        • Luke Makrinos - read his essay

        • Ashleigh Schimmel* - read her essay

        • Skyler Scholl - read her essay

        * Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club sponsored applicant