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Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a scholarship to assist with tuition and books from the Desk and Derrick Educational Trust, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete at least two years or are currently enrolled in the second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 grading system
  • Demonstrate need for financial assistance in pursuing a college degree
  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada
  • Plan a career in the petroleum, energy or allied industry, or research and development of alternative fuels such as coal, electric, solar, wind hydroelectric, nuclear, and ethanol.

Honor Scholarships

Honor scholarships named on behalf of major contributions/memorials:  

      •  Frances C. Hidell (Undesignated, Full-time)
      •  Jean Heinselman/Desk and Derrick Club of Spring Branch Memorial Scholarship (Undesignated, Full-time)
      •  Bettie C. Helis Scholarship - (Designated, Full-time)
      •  Lois G. Johnston Scholarship - (Designated, Full-time)
      •  Edith Snizek Scholarship - (Designated, Full-time)
      •  Gladys Watford Scholarship - (Designated, Full-time)
      •  Educational Trust Founders' Scholarship - (Designated, Full-time)
      •  Helen C. Pryor Scholarship - (Undesignated, Full-time)
      •  Chesapeake Energy Corporation Scholarship - (Undesignated, Full-time)
      •  Paula Mace Scholarship - (Designated, Full-time)
      •  Callie Miller Scholarship - (Undesignated, Part-time)


         Frances C. Hidell Scholarship - Payton C. Henderson - Marietta College (Petroleum Engineering)    
         Educational Trust Founders' Scholarship - Sally Raudabaugh - The Ohio State University (Chemical       
         Paula R. Mace Scholarship - Melanie G. Bowen - Texas A&M University (Geology)
          Gladys Watford Scholarship - Alden Griffen - Texas A&M University (GeOLOGY)
         Lois G. Johnston Scholarship - Basma Mohamed - Texas Tech University (Petroleum Engineering)
         Bettie Conley Helis Scholarship - Breanna Marie Lee - Louisiana State University (Chemical Engineering)    
          Edith Snizek Scholarship - Paige Cline - Marietta College (Petroleum Engineering)
         Helen C. Pryor Scholarship - Ryan Justin Gavlas - Texas Tech University (Petroleum Engineering)
         Chesapeake Energy Corporation Scholarship - Jesse Villareal - Texas Tech University (Petroleum       
         Jean Heinselman/Desk and Derrick Club of Spring Branch Memorial Scholarship - DerekAllen L. 
              King - Marietta College (Petroleum Engineering)
          Callie Miller Scholarship -Alexander Van Noord - University of Oklahoma (Petroleum Engineering/MBA)
          Educational Trust - Board of Trustees Scholarship - John David Lorence - Louisiana State University
               Petroleum Engineering
         Educational Trust - Board of Trustees Scholarship - Sterling James Richard - South Dakota School of
               Mines and Technology (Geological Engineering)