The IADC Houston Chapter has awarded 25 students from four Texas universities with scholarships for the 2015/2016 school year.
Each student was selected by their university to participate in the IADC interview process and awarded the scholarship based on their overall GPA in engineering or related studies, leadership skills, internship experience and overall interest in the oil and gas industry. Students who were selected attend Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University, The University of Texas and the University of Houston.
Money for the scholarships is raised from the Houston Chapter’s annual golf tournament and other local events throughout the year. For the 2015/2016 school year, the chapter raised $84,000 for the fund.
“Our ability to provide scholarships is a direct reflection of the participation and support of all of our local members,” said Chris Menefee, Vice President, Business Development, Independence Contract Drilling, and Houston Chapter Scholarship Chair. “Without the continued support of our members in these events, the scholarship program would not be possible. I would like to thank all of the local Houston Chapter members and ask that they continue to support us during this challenging time in our industry.”
For more information about the IADC Houston Chapter, please visit the IADC website.