The following candidate was awarded a$5,000 scholarship:
Tyler Goeddeis a previous scholarship winner from the Indiana Oil & Gas Association. Tyler attends Missouri University of Science and Technology with his major in Petroleum Engineering. He is a involve in the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Drill Robotics Design Team. He has interned with Nichols Operating for 2 years in the IL Basin. Also, in the summer 2020, he interned with Chesapeake Energy on a project reviewing bottom hole assemblies of horizontal rod pump wells in the Oswego Formation. He is also awarded the 2021 Donald E. Jones Sr. Scholarship, in the amount of $1000, in memory of the true “Pioneer.”
Braden Henning is a previous scholarship winner. He is a sophomore at Indiana University Bloomington working towards his major in Earth Science with a focus in Geology. He is looking for summer internships that can aide in diversifying his knowledge of Geology and set his career path.
The following candidates were awarded a $1,000 scholarship:
Donald Blanton III is from West Harrison, Indiana. Donald graduated from East Central High School and is attending Miami University. His major is Environmental Earth Science. Donald is a Cadet M/SGT in the USAF Auxiliary Civil Patrol and he volunteers in the Honor Guard.
Abbigail King is from DePauw, Indiana. Abbigail graduated from North Harrison High School, where she was on the Academic Super Bowl and Science Olympiad team. She will be attending Purdue University at the main campus. Her major is Geology and Geophysics.
Jack Stewart is from Warsaw, Indiana. Jack graduated from Warsaw Community High School. Her major is Earth Science with a focus in Geology. He feels his love of the outdoors and interest in the study of sedimentation and tectonics is laying the groundwork for becoming a petroleum geologist.
As part of 2021 Scholarship Program INOGA donated $2,000 to Tri State Desk and Derrick Trade or Technical School Scholarship. This donation will be reviewed for consideration in subsequent years.
The requirements for the scholarship are:
Be a graduating high school senior; or a HS Transcript showing completion through home schooling; or currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program.
Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Have a financial need determined by the scholarship committee.
Plan to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry.
Be attending college in the coming fall.
Be a resident of Indiana and attending an accredited college.
Be pursuing a bachelor's degree, with preference given for Earth Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Geology majors.
Submit a short essay which describes the applicant’s interest in the oil and gas industry and which career path the applicant is planning to pursue.