AADE Scholarship Program

DFW AADE 2016-2017 Scholarship Program

Online Application

 

Description:

 

Scholarship applicants will be evaluated on 8 Grading Components: Accuracy in following application instructions, GPA, Part Time Work Hours, Industry Experience, Leadership, Philanthropy, Financial Need, and Essay.

Last year (2015-16), the Dallas Ft.Worth Chapter of AADE awarded scholarships to 20 students at 13 universities across the country totaling $60,000. Montana Tech led their peers with 7 awards followed by Oklahoma and UT.

 

Requirements:

 

1. Carefully follow instructions and double check your work. Errors in your application will hurt your composite score. Attention to detail is important in this industry and in this application.

 

2. Be enrolled in a petroleum or natural gas curriculum OR be an engineering student referred by a member of the DFW AADE chapter

 

3. GPA must be 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

 

4. Be at least a sophomore as of fall 2016

 

5. Be a United States Citizen (not work or student visa holder unless you served in the U.S. Armed Forces)

 

6. Preference will be given to AADE members 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Does the scholarship renew? No, this is a one-time award.

 

When/how will students be notified of awards? Students who receive scholarships will be notified by email before Dec 1. A single combined award letter/check for all students at each school will be sent to the school's petroleum engineering admin who is then required to deliver the check to the financial aid dept.

 

What if I already submitted an application for AADE Scholarship for another chapter? Each chapter has its own scholarship program. You must apply for the DFW program to be considered for a DFW scholarship.

 

Do I have to be a US Citizen? Yes

What if I have a Visa or a Green card? You cannot apply. You must be a U.S. Citizen. Special cases have been made for those with green cards/visas who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

What if I’m not studying Petroleum Engineering? You must be an engineering student referred by a member of the DFW AADE Chapter. Have the referring member contact the AADE Scholarship Chairman by email.

 

Contact Info and Program Committee

 

Inquiries to DFW.AADE@gmail.com

Andrew N. Hunter, Drilling Engineering Advisor, Guidon Energy (program chair)

Program Committee:  Dra’ Parr (Enduro Resources), Jordan Hollier (RigUp), Adam Wise (Range Resources), Billy Chapman (Range Resources) 

DFW AADE 2015-2016 Scholarship

Award Announcement and Bios of Recipients

 

On behalf of the Dallas Ft. Worth American Association of Drilling Engineers, it is our pleasure to announce the 2015-2016 Scholarship Award recipients.  A short bio of each recipient, including employment/internship status, can be found in the document attached below.  We strongly encourage DFW oil & gas companies to consider these and other students for internships. We are also pleased to announce that Montana Tech is the winner of the 2nd annual DFW AADE Drillers Cup, an award that recognizes the school with the most scholarship recipients out of 13 distinguished engineering schools across the country.  Congratulations to all our recipients listed below!

 

Jacob Dearmon, LSU

Sameer Sahi, Texas

Nicholas Olson, Montana Tech

Robert Pruitt, LSU

Skyler Hobbs, Oklahoma

Jesse Spore, Montana Tech

David Buckley, Oklahoma

Bradley Hulme, Oklahoma

Garrett Hadley, West Virginia

Omid Peimani, Texas

Jennifer Starkey, Marietta

Krista Littleton, West Virginia

Daniel Walter, Texas A&M

Joshua Mirabdolbaghi, Montana Tech

Jonathan Fitzwater, Marietta

Thomas Shirley, Texas

Ashley Belvin, Montana Tech

Paul Nepine, Montana Tech

Brooklyn Vosen, Montana Tech

Gunnar Kayser, Montana Tech

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2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients Bio's and Contact Information
2015-16 DFW AADE Award Bios.pdf
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DFW AADE 2014-2015 Scholarship Awards


On behalf of the Dallas Ft. Worth American Association of Drilling Engineers, it is our pleasure to announce the 2014-2015 Scholarship Award recipients. There were 46 awards given to 13 universities across the country totaling $78,000. The top 5 Universities with the most recipients were; University of Oklahoma (8), followed by Louisiana State University (6), Texas A&M (6), Montana Tech (5), and University of Texas (5). Congratulations to all our recipients listed below!


Gold Award $5,000
Bradley Hulme, University of Oklahoma
Manuel Portocarrero, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
Mike Haggerty, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Brooklyn Vosen, Montana Tech


Silver Award $2,000
Macey Bryan, Texas A&M University
David Buckley, University of Oklahoma
Paul Young, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Hunter Drozd, Texas A&M University
Pierce Lovesee, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
Kaitlin Pottmeyer, Marietta College
Arash Memarzadeh, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
Jace Foster, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy
Ray Brandhurst, Louisiana State University
Jason Camacho, University of Texas
Brittany Buford, University of Oklahoma
Anzie Brewer, West Virginia University
Erica Ohler, Marietta College
Skyler Hobbs, University of Oklahoma
Azra Turajlic, Louisiana State University
Jeffrey Olson, Colorado School of Mines


Bronze Award $1,000
Jennifer Starkey, Marietta College
Matthew Malagarie, Louisiana State University
Charles Schendzielos, University of Wyoming
Mario Castillo, Texas A&M University
Derek Wade, Texas Tech University
Matthew Skinner, University of Oklahoma
Rohan Limaye, University of Texas
Ryan Gibson, Louisiana State University
Austin Riley, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
kel kel mbadinga, Texas Tech University
Carly Shanklin, University of Tulsa
Sameer Sahi, University of Texas
Bryce Fugate, University of Oklahoma
Sohrab Lahooty, Louisiana State University
Joe Do, University of Texas
Salomon Mbouombouo, University of Oklahoma
Luke Sisti, Texas A&M University
Ali Al Isawi, Louisiana State University
IrmaYanet Duarte, University of Tulsa
Andy Nguyen, Texas Tech University
Trey Tomlin, Texas A&M University
Thomas Shirley, University of Texas
Blake Hermes, Texas A&M University
Gunnar Kayser, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Lane Singleton, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Chelse Felts, University of Wyoming

 
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2014-15 Dallas – Ft. Worth AADE Scholarship Recipients
Bio's and Contact Information
2014-15 DFW AADE Award Bios.pdf
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2013-2014 Scholarship Award Recipients

On behalf of the Dallas Ft. Worth American Association of Drilling Engineers, it is our pleasure to announce the 2013 Scholarship Award recipients.  There were 26 awards given to 11 universities across the country totaling $60,000.  The University of Oklahoma and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology both led the way with 5 individual awards.  We would also like to recognize 9 students below for their Outstanding Essay submissions. 

 

Gold Award $5,000

Ephraim Schofield, New Mexico Tech

Luke Sisti, Texas A&M

Doyle Kindle, Tulsa

Elizabeth Hunt, Missouri S&T

Amir Jamal, Oklahoma

Patrick Dayton, MIT

 

Silver Award $2,000

Blake Garrett, Texas Tech

Arash Memarzadeh, New Mexico Tech

Christopher Villarreal, West Point

Kenneth MacIntyre, Wyoming

Ritthy Son, Texas A&M

Eric Angelos, New Mexico Tech

Taylor Pottmeyer, Marietta

Adam Sawyer, Oklahoma

Ryan Werking, Colorado School of Mines

Ammon Lutz, Oklahoma

 

Bronze Award $1,000

Sterling Metzger, Marietta

David Best, New Mexico Tech

Bradley Hulme, Oklahoma

Ian Johnecheck, Oklahoma

Abdusamed Artan, Marietta

Ben Kiruthu, West Virginia

Olawale Aderibigbe, Oklahoma

Edward Wolfram, Colorado School of Mines

Pierce Lovesee, New Mexico Tech

Erica Ohler, Marietta

 

Recognition for Most Outstanding Essays

 

Luke Sisti, TAMU

Christopher Villarreal, West Point

Erica Ohler, Marietta

David Best, New Mexico Tech

Kenneth MacIntyre, Wyoming

Eric Angelos, New Mexico Tech

Doyle Kindle, Tulsa

Ephraim Schofield, New Mexico Tech

Amir Jamal, Oklahoma                                                                                                           

 

 

Award Recipient Bios and Email Contact Info

 

Gold Awards:

 

Ephraim Schofield is from Farmington NM. He graduated from The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in August of 2014 with a degree in Natural Gas and Petroleum Engineering. Upon graduating he will begin employment with ConocoPhillips with whom he has completed two internships. In the fall of 2013, he and his wife were blessed to have their second child born healthy and strong. He volunteers with a local cub scout troop as a Wolves Den Leader and was the NMT AADE Student Section President.  eschofie@nmt.edu

 

Luke Sisti is from Floresville, TX.  He will graduate with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in May of 2015.  He has accepted an internship with XTO Energy for the summer of 2014.  In his free time, Luke enjoys working on his family farms in Karnes Count. ls7412@neo.tamu.edu

 

Doyle Kindle graduated in December 2014 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. Doyle's previous experience included two summer internships with Newfield Exploration as a Production Engineering Intern and an Operations Engineering Intern. He is currently working as a Reservoir Engineering Intern for Cimarex Energy and plans to intern with ConocoPhillips this summer in Houston as a Drilling Engineer as well as participate in a small internship with Berexco in Kansas. Doyle is also very active in TU's Petroleum Engineering Department as President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers(SPE), President of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE), and President of the Petrobowl Team.  doylekindle-kindle@utulsa.edu

 

Elizabeth Hunt is from Chugiak, Alaska. She will be graduating with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and a Minor in Geology from Missouri University of Science and Technology in May of 2014. She has accepted a full-time offer of employment with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a Production Engineer in Evans, CO. Aside from completing her degree, she is also focused on recruiting more students to Missouri S&T, specifically in Petroleum Engineering. eahxb2@mst.edu

 

Amir Jamal is from Lawton, Oklahoma. He is planning to graduate with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in December of 2014. He is an active member of OU SPE and AADE. He is currently seeking an internship opportunity or full time employment upon graduation. jamalamir@ou.edu

 

Patrick Dayton is from Archer City, TX. He will graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management from MIT in 2014. He has accepted an engineering position at Pioneer Natural Resources in Dallas. In his free time at school, he is a third baseman for the MIT varsity baseball team.  daytonpe@mit.edu

 

Silver Awards:

 

Blake Garrett is a Senior Petroleum Engineering Student at Texas Tech graduating in May 2014 and will work for Anadarko out of their Evans, Colorado, office as a Production Engineer. As an active member of the SPE and AADE Student Chapters at TTU, he also enjoys spending time with his wife, Catherine, and 5 month old daughter, MaeMargaret. Originally, his oil and gas career began as a landman in the Barnett Shale from 2005 to 2008. Next in Shreveport, Louisiana, he was home for a few years before scouting and travelling for special projects whereupon he then determined returning to school would be best for his future and family.  With a family and school, scholarships are vital and so very appreciated.  blake.garrett@ttu.edu

 

Arash Memarzadeh holds a B.S. in Physics and will graduate with a M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from NMT in May of 2015. His innovative research on Expanding Solvent - Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage has received positive attention from the petroleum industry and is in the process of gaining corporate sponsorship and funding. He will be interning within Occidental Petroleum's heavy oil unit during the summer of 2014, and plans on working there full-time after graduation.  mem.arash@gmail.com

 

Christopher Villarreal graduated from Allen High School in 2005, went to the US Military Academy, West Point and graduated in 2009.  He recently finished up his 5 year Army commitment and will enter Texas A&M in the fall of 2014 to study petroleum engineering. chris.a.villarreal@gmail.com

 

Kenneth "Casey" MacIntyre is from Los Angeles, CA. He will graduate with a degree in Petroleum Engineering with a minor in Geology from the University of Wyoming in May of 2015. He has been interning for the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute for over a year while attending school full-time. Currently, he is seeking a summer internship with an oil and gas company. His free time is spent exploring the backcountry of the Rockies, snowboarding or volunteering at a local soup kitchen.  casey.macintyre@gmail.com

 

Ritthy Son, Texas A&M ritthy_son@verizon.net

 

Eric Angelos graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Tech in May 2014.  Upon graduation, he will begin employment with Concho Resources.  He stays actively involved as an officer of his local Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) chapter, working on their Energy4Me program which will educate hundreds of young students on the oil and gas industry across the state of New Mexico this academic year. eangelos@nmt.edu

 

Taylor Pottmeyer is from Churchtown, Ohio. He graduated with a Petroleum Engineering degree from Marietta College in May of 2014. After graduation, he plans to go to work for EQT Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a drilling engineer. Taylor is the son of Erin and Sherri Pottmeyer and one of his many activities includes being active as the student chapter SPE president.  tjp001@marietta.edu

 

Adam Sawyer is from Moore, Oklahoma.  Adam graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Petroleum Engineering degree in May of 2014.  Upon graduation, Adam will begin working as a Drilling Engineer for Continental Resources in Oklahoma City.  Adam and Shannon, his wife of 4 1/2 years, plan to welcome their first child into the world in the spring of 2015.  Adam.K.Sawyer-1@ou.edu

 

Ryan Werking is from Sacramento, California. He will graduate with a Petroleum Engineering degree from Colorado School of Mines in May 2015. In the summer of 2014, he interned with ConocoPhillips in Anchorage, Alaska.  rwerking@mymail.mines.edu

 

Ammon Lutz, a Fort Worth, Texas native, will graduate with a Bachelor's of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2015.  He is still open to internship and full time employment opportunities within the Engineering sector of the Oil and Gas industry.  He plans on relocating to Cyprus in order to obtain a Master's of Science in Digital Currency upon graduation from OU. ammonlutz6@gmail.com

 

Bronze Awards:

 

Sterling Metzger is from North Canton Ohio. He is a Petroleum Engineering Student at Marietta College and plans to graduate in May of 2015. He has interned with Anadarko Petroleum for the past three summers. He has previously been the treasurer for the local Society of Petroleum Engineers and is now a member of the AADE. sdm004@marietta.edu

 

David Best is from Durango, CO. He graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in May 2014. He plans to go to work for ConocoPhillips in Farmington, NM as a Production Engineer.  dbestusa59@yahoo.com

 

Bradley Hulme is from Dallas, Texas. He will graduate with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in June 2016 from the University of Oklahoma. He is looking forward to his 2014 summer internship with Chevron in Midland, Texas. Bradley.R.Hulme-1@ou.edu

 

Ian Johnecheck is an Eagle Scout from Katy Texas. He is a Junior Petroleum Engineer at The University of Oklahoma and will graduate in May 2015. He is currently seeking an internship to gain some experience in the oil and gas industry. As well as being involved in AADE and SPE Ian plays lacrosse for the University of Oklahoma Men's Lacrosse Club. Ian.L.Johnecheck-1@ou.edu

 

Abdusamed Artan is from Columbus, Ohio. He will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College in May of 2015. He is currently seeking an internship. He likes to play piano when he has a free time. He is also a competitive soccer player in the Marietta College’s soccer intramurals. He likes to volunteer to eliminate hunger by volunteering considerable amount of hours to the food pantries and NGO’s to help them accomplish that goal.

fgy001@marietta.edu

 

Ben Kiruthu lives in Morgantown, WV. He graduated in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering with a minor in Geology from West Virginia University. He is seeking for a full time position in the oil and gas industry. He is a first generation American living the American dream, whereas his extended family resides in Nairobi, Kenya.  bkiruthu@mix.wvu.edu

 

Olawale Aderibigbe is from Oklahoma City, OK.  He graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Oklahoma University in December of 2013.  He is currently seeking internships or full time employment.  He has have been married for seven years and has 2 beautiful children together, Jordan and Jade Aderibigbe. He has a future interest to start a non-profit with his wife someday to assists young children in West Africa in providing school supplies and proper education to those less fortunate. He looks forward to representing the AADE organization. waderibigbe@ou.edu

 

Edward Wolfram is from Westminster, Colorado. He will graduate with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and the McBride Honors Minor from the Colorado School of Mines in May 2015. He plans to work as an Reservoir Engineering Intern for the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in the summer of 2014 and seek full time opportunities upon graduation. Edward Wolfram is the third brother to graduate from the Colorado School of Mines and is currently the AADE Student Chapter Treasurer. ewolfram@mines.edu

 

Pierce Lovesee is from Albuquerque, NM.  He will graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in May 2016.  He is currently seeking internship opportunities for this upcoming summer.  He comes from a large family of eight children and holds family relationships above all else.  He is an avid Boy Scout and holds the rank of Eagle Scout.  pierce.lovesee@gmail.com

 

Erica Ohler is from Whipple, Ohio; about 20 minutes outside of Marietta. She is studying petroleum engineering at Marietta College with an anticipated graduation date of May 2015. She has been working for James Knobloch Petroleum Consultants Inc. for a year, but hopes to find a bigger company to intern with this coming summer to gain different/supplemental experience. She also works part time at the Admissions Office on campus through the work study program. Extracurricular activities and family are a big part of her life as well. She is a member of AADE, SPE, SWE, and volunteers regularly at the local elementary school that she and her brother attended. emo001@marietta.edu