EME Department Scholarships

Following is a list of many of the scholarships currently awarded in the department. Endowed scholarships exist because generous alumni and friends have donated funds to support our students. Those funds are invested, and the principal remains invested and intact. Scholarships are awarded each year from the interest generated from those investments. In this way the scholarship exists in perpetuity for us to award every year. We also receive some annual gift funds from companies in the industry. These funds are not invested but spent entirely as scholarships each year. The number and amount of these awards varies year to year based on what companies are able to provide.

In all cases, the scholarship sponsors define specific guidelines for the use of their funding. We award each scholarship according to the donors’ wishes. Following you can see some of these specified criteria. We have our students complete one application indicating that they would like to be considered for scholarships the following year. We then evaluate all applicants by the criteria of the available awards and best match students to scholarships. Unfortunately, we have more applicants than we have available funds, which means that students are competing with their peers for funding. Not all applicants receive awards.

Endowed Scholarships

William C.B. Alexander Family Endowed Scholarship in Mining Engineering
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students majoring or planning to major in mining engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.

Frank F. and Clare M. Aplan Centennial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the mining engineering program who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a proven financial need.

James T. and JoAnne Ternyik Arnone Award
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in mining engineering who exhibit exemplary achievement.

Victor and Anna Mae Beghini Scholarship for Petroleum Engineers
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year majoring or planning to major in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.7, who have demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Luther T. Bissey Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who exhibit academic excellence.

H. Beecher and Mildred Charmbury Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in environmental systems engineering with a defined interest in environmental sciences who have achieved superior academic records or manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have proven financial need.

Rev. Fr. Fabian Cloutier Scholarship
Who is eligible: First-generation undergraduate students (i.e. parents did not attend college) enrolled or planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have proven financial need.

Jesse F. Core Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in mining engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success. Preference will be given to freshmen and sophomore students.

Richard P. and John N. Davis Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or are planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have proven financial need.

The Edwin L. Drake Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have a proven financial need.

Frank and Janet Dudek Energy Business and Finance Scholarship
Who is eligible: All undergraduate students enrolled in energy business and finance who have a demonstrated financial need.

Scholarship in Energy, Business and Finance
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled in energy business and finance who have a demonstrated financial need.

Ertekin Family Award for Student Excellence
Who is eligible: All undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their studies of petroleum and natural gas engineering.

Robert and Nancy Frantz Centennial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a proven financial need.

General Scholarship in Energy and Mineral Engineering
Who is eligible: All students enrolled in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.

Energy Business and Finance Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Richard L. Gordon
Who is eligible: Outstanding graduate students enrolled in the Energy Management and Policy option, with first preference for those whose ethnic, cultural, and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body.

Hartman Honor Scholarship
Who is eligible: All undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering who have achieved superior academic records and who manifest promise of future success as mining engineers.

Robert D. Hawk, Jr. Scholastic Achievement Award
Who is eligible: All full-time junior students enrolled in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have achieved superior academic records.

Timothy and Pamela Holliday Hower Scholarship in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students majoring in or planning to major in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering who have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) and whose home address of record is in the state of Pennsylvania.

Joseph W. and Margaret Nesbit Hunt Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate and graduate female students enrolled or planning to enroll in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.

Charles T. Koval and Family Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have achieve superior academic records and who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

Thomas A. Koza Scholarship
Who is eligible: All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in mining engineering who exhibit outstanding academic achievement.

Fred W. Kumpf Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a proven financial need.

John A. Leone Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students in their junior or senior years enrolled in petroleum and natural gas engineering who pursue business courses and who have achieved superior academic records.

John and Willie Leone Family Undergraduate Scholarships
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students demonstrating academic excellence who are studying both Energy Business and Finance and one of the EME engineering disciplines, either as concurrent majors or as a major/minor combination.

Richard E. and Dorothy Lesher Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time freshmen who are currently enrolled or who are planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who show particular promise in the discipline as evidenced by a predicted grade point average of 3.0 or above, who have high SAT and achievement records or academic recommendations, and who are residents of Pennsylvania.

Magner Family Scholarship
Who is eligible: Undergraduate students majoring in or planning to major in a degree program offered by the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, or successor department, and who have achieved positive academic records, with first preference for students who are majoring in or planning to major in petroleum and natural gas engineering.

Charles B. Manula Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time students, graduate and undergraduate, enrolled in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who have demonstrated their academic ability and who exhibit a demonstrated potential for an active role in the application of computers to problems in mining.

Jack McMinn Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a proven financial need.

David and Kathleen Minemier Scholarship in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Who is eligible: Students whose studies are focused in petroleum and natural gas engineering.

Thomas A. Ortenzi Award
Who is eligible: Undergraduate students majoring in or planning to major in a degree program offered by the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, who have demonstrated academic excellence.

C. Jake Phipps Scholarship in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Who is eligible: Full-time undergraduate/graduate students majoring/planning to major in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.

Sarma V. and Rama Pisupati Endowed Scholarship in Energy Engineering
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students majoring or planning to major in Energy Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success. First preference shall be given to students from the eligible pool who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Raja V. and Geetha V. Ramani Honors Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students of junior or senior status enrolled in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who are also enrolled in the Schreyer Honors College and have achieved superior academic records.

D.J.D. Singh Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a demonstrated financial need.

C. Drew Stahl Award
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled and have achieved outstanding success in the study of petroleum and natural gas engineering.

Jan and Joan Steber Scholarship Fund in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Who is eligible: All students who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success in the study of petroleum and natural gas engineering, and who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Robert Stefanko Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering who have demonstrated their academic ability and potential for achievement in their chosen field.

James G. Topper Centennial Award
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering. The recipients will have demonstrated financial need or achieved superior academic records and have exhibited a keen interest in a mining-related career.

George E. Trimble Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or are planning to enroll in the petroleum and natural gas engineering curriculum who have achieved academic success or who manifest the potential for academic success, or have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Bob Watson Scholarship Fund in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Who is eligible: All students pursuing a degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.

Edmond A. Watters, Jr. Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the mining engineering program who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a proven financial need.

Company-Sponsored Scholarships

The list of available company-sponsored scholarships changes from year to year. Following is a listing of recent awards.

BP Scholarship in EBF
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the energy business and finance program with a GPA > 3.25.

BP Scholarship in PNGE
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the petroleum and natural gas engineering program who hold leadership positions in SPE and AADE chapters.

Cabot Oil and Gas Scholarship in Energy Land Management
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the energy land management option of the energy business and finance program.

Chevron Corporation EBF Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the energy business and finance program - with GPA, internship, and professional society/leadership requirements.

Chevron Corporation ENVSE Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the environmental systems engineering program - with GPA, internship, and professional society/leadership requirements..

Chevron Corporation PNGE Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the petroleum and natural gas engineering program - with GPA, internship, and professional society/leadership requirements..

ConocoPhillips Scholarship in PNGE
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the petroleum and natural gas engineering program.

CONSOL Energy Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the mining engineering program.

Hess Leadership Scholarship in EBF
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the energy business and finance program.

Hess Leadership Scholarship in PNGE
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the petroleum and natural gas engineering program.

Joy Global Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the mining engineering program.

Mosaic Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the mining engineering program.

Newfield Exploration Company Scholarship in PNGE
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the petroleum and natural gas engineering program.

Noble Energy ELM Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the energy land management option of the energy business and finance program.

Peabody Energy Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the mining engineering program.

Steptoe and Johnson Scholarship in Energy Land Management
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the energy land management option of the energy business and finance program.