New Scholarship Created to Support African Students Pursuing Petroleum Engineering Master’s Degree

MEDIA CONTACT:  Samantha Sipowicz, APR

Richardson, Texas USA (July 31, 2014) – To support excellence in education for African students, Society of Petroleum Engineers 2013 President Egbert Imomoh has established a scholarship available to 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 SPE’s Africa Region a one-time scholarship payment of $2000.

To qualify students must be enrolled in a master’s level petroleum engineering curriculum and be a citizen of a country in SPE’s Africa region regardless of location of study.Applying for the scholarship begins in October/November yearly. The deadline for application is April 15 with final selections announced June 15. Applications are completed electronically and include grade reports from all universities attended, letters of recommendation and a statement of interest / essay. The application and specifics of the selection process are located at

Imomoh has a distinguished career in the oil and gas exploration and production industry and has served as chairman of Afren PLC, Shell in Nigeria, has worked in UK and The Netherlands and in many capacities at SPE. “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.


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