Former SPE President Establishes Scholarship for Africa Region Students

To support excellence in education among African students, 2013 SPE President Egbert Imomoh has established a new scholarship for those pursuing a master’s degree in petroleum engineering. Created through the SPE Foundation, the Imomoh Scholarship will award two students from Nigeria and two students from other countries in the SPE Africa Region a one-time scholarship payment of USD 2,000.

“Creating this scholarship is a way I can give back to the region where I live and the industry I have focused my career upon,” said Imomoh. The SPE past-president has served and continues to serve in many capacities at SPE. He also has served as chairman of Afren and chairman of Shell in Nigeria, the UK, and the Netherlands.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be enrolled in a master’s-level petroleum engineering curriculum and be a citizen of a country in the SPE Africa Region, regardless of location of study. To apply, students need to complete and submit the online application form, including grade reports from all universities attended, letters of recommendation, and a statement of interest/essay. Applying for the scholarship begins in October/November each year and goes on until the application deadline, 15 April. Scholarship winners will be announced 15 June. The application and specifics of the selection process are located at


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