SEG Travel Grants

Students and recent graduates have an opportunity to learn leading edge geophysical knowledge, meet potential and prospective employers, visit with individuals who are living the excitement of their chosen profession, and catch a glimpse of all the industry has to offer while attending an SEG-sponsored meeting.

SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP)

The SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) offers travel grants to students for a 2 - 2½ day program that focuses on preparing college students for the challenges of an oil industry career. ExxonMobil will provide course materials, team exercises, and instructors.

For more details on the program, visit the SEP webpage.

Applicant eligibility

  1. The applicant must be pursuing a master's degree or PhD in the geosciences. (Consideration will be given to highly qualified undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree.)
  2. Applications are found at seg.org/apply
  3. The applicant must be a student member of SEG
  4. The applicant must have above average grades
  5. The applicant must not have graduated by the time the SEP occurs. (i.e. must not have finished all coursework for his or her degree requirements, regardless of when the actual ceremony takes place)
  6. The applicant must not have participated in a previous SEP
  7. The applicant must be in compliance with the SEG Student and Early Career/OFAC and policies and procedures

How to apply

All applicants will be required to submit the following documentation at seg.org/apply. The application period will be 1 January 2017 to 15 April 2017.

  1. Recommendation letter
  2. Academic transcripts
  3. Essay questions

Contact sep@seg.org for more information about applicant requirements and guidelines.

SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS)

SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) offers travel grants to students who are currently active officers of an SEG Student Chapter. Students receiving the SLS travel grant award will participate in a two-day focused leadership program. This focused program for developing leadership skills will include an address by the SEG President, best practices presentations from selected Student Chapters, professional leadership coaching, an organized team. Only fifty student leaders, representative of SEG's worldwide network of Student Chapters, will be selected to attend.

For more information, visit the SLS webpage.

Applicant eligibility

  1. The applicant must be an active and current SEG Student Chapter Officer
  2. The applicant must be nominated by his/her fellow Student Chapter Officer(s), and only one application is accepted per Chapter
  3. The applicant must be a student member of SEG
  4. The applicant must be pursuing a geoscience degree and have above average grades
  5. The applicant must not have graduated by the time the SLS occurs
  6. The applicant must not have participated in a previous SLS
  7. The applicant must be in compliance with the SEG Student and Early Career/OFAC sanctions compliance procedures and policies

How to apply

All applicants will be required to submit the following documentation at seg.org/apply:

  1. Recommendation letter
  2. Academic transcripts from college level institution(s)
  3. Academic transcript
  4. Four essay questions
  5. A current resume

Applications for the 2017 SLS program will be open at seg.org/apply 1 January 2017 to 15 April 2017.

Contact sls@seg.org for more information about applicant requirements and guidelines.

SEG Technical Program Travel Grants

SEG Technical Program Travel Grants are for students and recent graduates (those who have graduated after 24 September 2016) presenting papers at the SEG Annual Meeting. Colorado School of Mines students will be given first priority, in accordance with the donor's request.

In addition to having the opportunity to engage in the many activities available at SEG's Annual Meeting, applicants receiving an SEG Technical Program Travel Grant award will receive per diem, hotel accommodations, and travel to the Meeting. The 2017 Annual Meeting will take place 24-27 September 2017 in Houston, Texas, USA.

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, are due at 11:59p.m. on 30 June 2017 (USA Houston Time Zone).

Applicant eligibility

  1. Have a paper selected for the SEG Technical Program.
  2. The applicant must be a recent graduate or a student and be a member of SEG.
  3. The applicant must be pursuing a degree in Geosciences.
  4. The applicant must have above average grades.
  5. The applicant must be in compliance with the SEG Student and Early Career and OFAC sanctions compliance procedures and policies.

How to Apply

All applicants are required to submit the following documentation at seg.org/apply.

  1. Recommendation letter in support of the applicant from a faculty advisor or an individual who is familiar with the applicant's academic achievement and potential.
  2. Three essay questions, 100-1,000 words each, explaining the applicant's motivation for pursuing the opportunity and their qualifications and preparation for the program.
  3. Academic transcripts for the most recent three years of the applicant's university study. (Graduate students will need to provide their undergraduate transcripts.)
Submitting plagiarized or falsified information in any SEG Travel Grant application is grounds for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, dismissal or other appropriate disciplinary action.

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