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SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium

The SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) offers travel grants to students who are currently active officers of an SEG Student Chapter. Students receiving the SLS travel grant award will participate in a two-day focused leadership program. Travel grants will cover the expenses for travel, lodging, and registration to SEG's Annual Meeting.

The 2015 Chevron SLS will be held 17-18 October at the 2015 SEG Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, USA.

What is the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium?

This focused program of leadership skills development will include an address by the SEG President, best practice presentations from selected Student Chapters, professional leadership coaching, an organized team building activity, and a Strategic Problem Solving Session with the SEG Executive Committee. Only fifty student leaders, representative of SEG's worldwide network of Student Chapters, will be selected to attend.

"This contribution gave me the chance to attend advanced training in exploration geophysics, take part in exhibitions, and discover geophysical innovations and new technologies."

– Lev Pleshkov 2014 SLS Graduate
Perm State University, Russia

"I look forward to implementing what I have learned in many aspects of my life – from being a community volunteer to leading my Society of Exploration Geophysicists Student Chapter to my future as a geophysicist."

– Chastity Aiken 2014 SLS Graduate
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

arrowApplication process

Applications for our 2015 cohort are now closed.


  1. The applicant must be an active and current SEG Student Chapter Officer
  2. The applicant must be nominated by his/her fellow Student Chapter Officer(s), and only one application is accepted per Chapter
  3. The applicant must be pursuing a geoscience degree
  4. The applicant must have above average grades
  5. The applicant must be a non-graduated student when the SLS takes place
  6. The applicant must not have participated in a previous SLS
  7. The applicant must be in compliance with the SEG/OFAC sanctions compliance procedures and policies

How to Apply

Applications for our 2015 cohort are now closed.

All applicants will be required to submit the following documentation:

  • The name on the application must match the name as it appears in the applicant's passport.

  • Recommendation letter in support of the applicant from a faculty advisor or an individual who is familiar with the applicant's academic achievement and potential.

  • Academic transcripts from college level institution(s).

  • The last three years of academic transcripts (Graduate students will need to provide their undergraduate transcript).

  • Four essay questions, 100-1,000 words each, explaining the applicant's motivation for pursuing the opportunity and their qualifications and preparation for the program.

Submitting plagiarized or falsified information at the time of admission is grounds for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, dismissal or other appropriate disciplinary action.

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

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2013 SLS at SEG AM in Houston, TX SLS Houston photo gallery SLS Houston photo gallery SLS Denver photo gallery
2014 SLS Denver, USA 2013 SLS Houston, USA 2012 SLS Las Vegas, USA 2011 SLS San Antonio, USA
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2010 SLS Denver, USA 2009 SLS Houston, USA 2008 SLS Las Vegas, USA 2007 SLS San Antonio, USA