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ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars Program
The SPIRIT Scholars Program is designed to provide an enhanced
educational experience to top students through scholarships, enrichment
activities, mentoring, and employment opportunities. This opportunity is
available to CU students pursuing degrees in engineering and business
who are interested in pursuing careers in energy.
The SPIRIT Scholars Program is more than just money for tuition, room, and board. It is a leadership and enrichment program that provides students with unique resources, skills, and opportunities. The four components of the award include:
- Academic scholarships ($5,000 per year) for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and BS/MS students (status as of Fall 2012)
- Financial support for enrichment activities and opportunities to interact with
- Participation in ConocoPhillips mentoring program,
designed to help Scholars network and build relationships at
- Opportunity to participate in ConocoPhillips internship program to gain initial experience and “test drive” a career within the energy industry
Undergraduate and graduate students who meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply
for 2012-2013 academic year scholarships:
- Must be enrolled as a full-time student (BS, MS, or concurrent BS/MS) at CU-Boulder in one of the following programs:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
and Computer Engineering
- Operations and Information Management
- GPA 3.25 or better
- Legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis
- Demonstrated leadership abilities and involvement in student and professional organizations
- Strong interest in a potential career in the energy industry
How to Apply
- Applications are accepted from September through October each year
for awards beginning the following fall. Apply here.
- Update your resume and be ready to upload it to the ConocoPhillips website.
- Be prepared to provide thoughtful answers to the following questions:
- What led you to choose your major?
- Why are you interested in a career in the energy industry?
- Describe the ideal work environment and culture you seek upon graduation.
- How will receiving the SPIRIT Scholarship impact your university experience?
- List university clubs, organizations, or activities in which you have participated.
- List any awards or accomplishments.
- On the application:
If you are in a concurrent BS/MS program or planning to obtain a concurrent BS/MS degree, enter the graduation date for completion of all BS and MS degree requirements.
If you are a Chemical and Biological Engineering major, select Chemical Engineering as your degree program.
- If you are an Electrical and Computer Engineering major, select Electrical Engineering as your degree program.
- If you are an Operations and Information Management major, select Information Technology as your degree program.
Please contact JoAnn Zelasko