Scholarship Applicant FAQs


When are applications due?

When are the recipients announced?

What is the amount of funding available?

How long does it take to complete the application?

Why doesn’t a submit button appear on the application?

Once I submit my application, can I make further edits and add attachments?

What is the most significant portion of the application?

May I use the funds for anything other than university tuition?


Do I have to be a member to apply?

Do I need to be currently enrolled in university in order to apply?

Are the scholarships only for petroleum engineering students?

I am in my last year of university, am I eligible?

Can I apply for other SPE scholarships or fellowships?

How do I know which scholarships or fellowships I am eligible for?

Can I receive more than one scholarship or fellowship from SPE?

Required Documents

What is a letter of recommendation?

How many recommendations can I submit?

How do I submit a recommendation?

How will I know the recommendation I requested has been submitted so I can submit my application?

What if I do not submit a recommendation form?

Am I able to upload a Word Doc or PDF recommendation letter?

What is a university entrance exam?

My university does not require a university entrance exam. Do I need to take an exam to be considered?

My Entrance Exam results are not in English; does it need an official translation?

Do I need to include a transcript, proof of enrollment, or grades?