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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 2016 Chevron SLS will be held 15-16 October at the SEG Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX, 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.

"Chevron has gone above and beyond my expectations and has helped me realize my potential now as a student and as a leader, and later on in life as a leader in the workplace."

– Christyn M. Garber, 2015 SLS Graduate
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

"The SEG Student Leadership Symposium completely altered my perception of 'me' and 'us' as it gathered people from different countries, cultures, and scientific domains and made them work together while teaching them to bring all they know to the table in order to achieve their common goal."

– Ivan Karpov, 2015 SLS Graduate
Novosibirsk State University, Russia

arrowApplication process

Apply now! Applications are due 15 April 2016.


  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

Apply now! Applications are due 15 April 2016.

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 and undergraduate students may be required to submit high school transcripts).

  • 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.

  • A current resume.

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.

SLS photo galleries

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SLS Houston photo gallery
2015 SLS New Orleans, USA
2013 SLS at SEG AM in Houston, TX
2014 SLS Denver, USA
SLS Houston photo gallery
2013 SLS Houston, USA
SLS Houston photo gallery
2012 SLS Las Vegas, USA
SLS Denver photo gallery
2011 SLS San Antonio, USA
Houston photo gallery
2010 SLS Denver, USA
SLS Las Vegas photo gallery
2009 SLS Houston, USA
San Antonio photo gallery
2008 SLS Las Vegas, USA