SEG Student Education Program

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The SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) offers travel grants to students who are pursuing a graduate degree 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 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 2015 SEG Annual Meeting

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Application process

Travel grant applications will be posted on the SEG website no later than 2 January.

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. Learn how to register for SEG Student membership. Student membership fees may be waived if you elect to be sponsored by CGG and Statoil.

  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 SEG Annual Meeting

Students residing in the Americas (Countries and Nations of the Americas, Caribbean, Central and South America) will be eligible to apply to the SEP held in conjunction with the SEG Annual Meeting, held 14-16 October 2016 in Dallas, Texas, USA. Applicants who are awarded a travel grant may also be participating in the 2016 SEG International Exposition & 86th Annual Meeting from 16-19 October 2016. Priority will be given to graduate students but all geosciences students are welcome to apply.

SEG Dallas 2016, Dallas, TX, USA
All applicants must apply online: 2016 SEP Application
Application deadline: 1 May 2016

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.

Katowice, Poland
Geosciences students residing in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania are invited to apply for the upcoming SEP to be held in Katowice, Poland on 8-10 July 2016. Applicants who are awarded a travel grant may also be participating in the 7th International Geosciences Student Conference from 11-14 July 2016. Priority will be given to graduate students but all geosciences students are welcome to apply.

All applicants must apply online: 2016 SEP Application
Application deadline: 15 February 2016

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: Refer to specific program deadline

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

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. Learn how to register for SEG Student membership. Student membership fees may be waived if you elect to be sponsored by CGG and Statoil.

  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 Masters 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 email them to travelgrants@seg.org.

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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