SEG Student Education Program

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The SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) offers travel grants to graduate students who are pursuing a master's degree or PhD in the Geosciences. (Consideration will be given to highly qualified undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree.)

This 2 - 2½ day program focuses on preparing college graduate students for the breadth and challenges of an oil industry career by spurring interest to pursue such a career, as well as develop lifelong relationships with the SEG and its members.

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Application information

What is the Student Education Program?

This 2 - 2½ day program will include lectures and exercises efficiently delivered/conducted and directly related to geoscience/geophysical work performed in the oil industry. ExxonMobil will provide course materials, team exercises, and instructors. Accepted applicants will be assigned to the SEP occurring in their geographical region.

Read an article about SEP from the 2013 SEG Annual Meeting

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Application process

Travel grant applications will be posted on the SEG website no later than 1 December.

Application submissions closed 1 June 2014.

Step 1: Check your applicant & geographical eligibility

Applicant eligibility:

The applicant must be pursuing a master's degree or PhD in the Geosciences. (Consideration will be given to highly qualified undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree.) The applicant must be a student member of SEG. To register for membership, please click here. Student membership fees may be waived if you elect to be sponsored by CGG.

  1. The applicant must have above average grades.
  2. The applicant must not have graduated by the time the SEP occurs. (i.e. must not have finished all coursework for his or her degree requirements, regardless of when the actual ceremony takes place)
  3. The applicant must not have participated in a previous SEP.
  4. The applicant must be residing in the geographical region of the SEP.
Geographic eligibility
  1. SEG Annual Meeting
    Students residing in North America will be eligible to apply to the SEP (24-26 October 2014) held in conjunction with the SEG Annual Meeting. The 2014 Annual Meeting will be held 26-29 October 2014, in Denver, Colorado, USA.


    Application submissions closed 1 June 2014.

  2. SEG-Affiliated International Meetings
    Students residing in a geographical region where an SEP is being held in conjunction with a professional meeting will be eligible to apply.

Step 2: Obtain a recommendation letter

You will need a recommendation letter in support of your application from your faculty advisor or a professor with whom you are academically acquainted. The recommendation letter must be signed by your faculty advisor or professor.

Step 3: Obtain your official transcripts

You will need your official transcripts for the last three years. Graduate students pursuing Masters or PhD degrees need to submit your undergraduate transcripts if you do not have sufficient documentation.

Step 4: Complete the online application

Application Deadline: see above for details

If you are unable to submit your recommendation letter and transcripts on the online submission program you can email them to travelgrants@seg.org or mail them to:

SEP
SEG University and Student Programs
P.O. Box 702740
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74170-2740
Fax: +1.918.497.5568

Please note: If awarded a travel grant, you will be required to complete an Anti-Terrorism Affidavit.

Required applicant eligibility

The applicant must be pursuing a master's degree or PhD in the Geosciences. (Consideration will be given to highly qualified undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree.) The applicant must be a student member of SEG. To register for membership, please click here. Student membership fees may be waived if you elect to be sponsored by CGG.

  1. The applicant must have above average grades.
  2. The applicant must not have graduated by the time the SEP occurs. (i.e. must not have finished all coursework for his or her degree requirements, regardless of when the actual ceremony takes place)
  3. The applicant must not have participated in a previous SEP.
  4. The applicant must be residing in the geographical region of the SEP.
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Required applicant documentation

All applicants will be required to submit the following documentation:

  • Recommendation letter in support of your application from your faculty advisor or a professor with whom you are academically acquainted. The recommendation letter must be signed by your faculty advisor or professor.
  • Official transcripts from the last three years. Graduate students pursuing a master's degree or PhD need to submit your undergraduate transcripts if you do not have sufficient documentation.

If you are unable to submit your recommendation letter and transcripts on the online submission program you can e-mail them to travelgrants@seg.org or mail them to:

SEP
SEG University and Student Programs
P.O. Box 702740
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74170-2740
Fax: +1.918.497.5568

If awarded a travel grant, you will be required to complete an Anti-Terrorism Affidavit.

Send us an email for more information about applicant requirements and guidelines.

 

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