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Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a scholarship 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 - Joshua Allan Gorney - University of Oklahoma (Energy Management)       
         Educational Trust Founders' Scholarship - Alexis Jane Gorney - University of Oklahoma (Energy Management 
            and Marketing) 
         Paula R. Mace Scholarship - Shelby L. Allen - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (Atmosphere Science
            and Geological Engineering)
         Gladys Watford Scholarship - Lindsey Danese Yazbek - Trinity University (Geosciences)
         Lois G. Johnston Scholarship - Michelle Abshire Lutiker - Oklahoma State University (Geology)   
         Bettie Conley Helis Scholarship - Jennifer  Tutop - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology -
             (Petroleum Engineering)
         Edith Snizek Scholarship - Kaitlin Lynnae Pottmeyer - Marietta College (Petroleum Engineering)
         Helen C. Pryor Scholarship - Conrad Polkosnik - Texas Tech University (Petroleum Engineering)
         Chesapeake Energy Corporation Scholarship -  Benjamin Allan Gorney - University of Oklahoma -
             (Energy Management)
         Jean Heinselman/Desk and Derrick Club of Spring Branch Memorial Scholarship - Gabriel Thomas Stuntz -             Colorado School of Mines (Petroleum Engineering)
          Callie Miller Scholarship - Max Bradley Greenstein - Louisiana State University (Petroleum Engineering)
          Educational Trust Board of Trustees Scholarship - Christopher Louis Winkler -  University of Oklahoma
              (Petroleum Engineering)
         Educational Trust - Board of Trustees Scholarship - Andrew Braun - West Virginia University (Geology)
         Educational Trust - Board of Trustees Scholarship - Cody M. Spoon - The University of Toledo (Chemical
         Educational Trust - Board of Trustees Part-Time Scholarship - ConstanceFenske - Montana Tech (Geological
              Engineering) [Member of the Desk and Derrick Club of Edmonton]