Schools & Scholarships


Numerous scholarships are available for degrees in the energy industry worldwide. Check out the following organizations to see details on the funds they have available.

Petroleum Engineering Scholarships – Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) scholarship funds are available from many sources for students interested in pursuing careers in the oil and gas industry. Scholarships are offered throughout the world by SPE, the SPE Foundation, local SPE sections, and others.

The Woman’s Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (WAAIME) will accept applications for its scholarships from Jan. 15 through Feb. 5, 2019. Amounts of the scholarships may range up to USD $5,000.  Most are in the USD $2,000 to 3,000 range. WAAIME awards scholarships to female and male students who are pursuing degrees in the earth sciences including mining, geological sciences, metallurgy, petroleum, mineral sciences, materials science and engineering, mineral economics, chemical engineering, and other related studies. Although WAAIME scholarships are administered through the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, student members of any AIME member society (AIST, SME, SPE, TMS) are eligible and encouraged to apply. The number and amount of scholarships awarded is dictated by the funds available and by the financial needs of the applicants. Questions should be directed to Lydia Hull, WAAIME Scholarship Chair, at or WAAIME Liaison Tanya Kriss at

Geology Scholarships and Grants – Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG)
The AEG Foundation is dedicated to advancing research, education, and public awareness in the field of engineering geology and the related fields of environmental geology and hydrogeology. The programs of the Foundation are supported by public and corporate donations and by bequests.  The AEG Foundation manages ten funds including four scholarships.

Chemical Engineering Scholarships – American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
AIChE gives scholarships to exemplary high school seniors to encourage them in their endeavors in chemical engineering. The Institute is committed to introducing high school students to careers in fuels and petrochemicals through its programs, helping to fuel the industry’s need for top talent.

Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineering Scholarships – American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)
The AIME Benjamin J. Fairless Scholarships assist full-time undergraduate students who are interested in careers in the iron and steel industry and majoring in the fields of metallurgy, materials science, chemical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, and computer engineering at accredited U.S. colleges or universities.

More Mining and Metallurgy Scholarships – Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
The SME Foundation offers multiple scholarships to student members who are interested in a career in the minerals industry.

Geophysics and Geosciences Scholarships – Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
SEG Foundation Scholarships encourage the study of geophysics and related geosciences.

Mechanical Engineering Scholarships – American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME offers several scholarship and financial support opportunities for students pursuing degrees in mechanical engineering.

Nuclear Engineering Scholarships – American Nuclear Society (ANS)
ANS plays an important role in helping students complete their post-high school education and prepare for careers in nuclear science and technology (NS&T).  More than 20 scholarships named after pioneers and leaders in NS&T and other general scholarships are awarded each year to students with outstanding academic credentials.

Electrical Engineering Scholarships and Awards –  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE offers a variety of scholarships, grants, and fellowships for students pursuing electrical engineering.

Desk and Derrick Educational Trust – Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC)
The Desk and Derrick Educational Trust (ET) was created for the purpose of awarding annual scholarships to students attending accredited colleges and universities offering degrees in geology, chemical and petroleum engineering.

Petroleum Engineering and Technology Schools

Universities around the world offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the oil and gas and energy fields. A variety of industry specialties make great career options available. Energy4me keeps an up-to-date list of schools with accredited programs and contacts.

Search through the list here.