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 2014 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. To register for membership, please click here. 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 (16-18 October 2015) held in conjunction with the SEG Annual Meeting, held 18-21 October 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

SEG New Orleans, LA, USA
All applicants must apply online: 2015 SEP Application
Application Deadline: 15 April 2015
 

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.

Prague, Czech Republic
Geosciences students residing in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania are invited to apply for the upcoming SEP to be held in Prague, Czech Republic on 10-12 July 2015. Applicants who are awarded a travel grant may also be participating in the 6th International Geosciences Student Conference from 13-16 July 2015.
All applicants must apply online: 2015 SEP Application
Application Deadline: 15 February 2015

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.

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.

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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