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Scholarship Endowments

The API Houston scholarship endowment contributions have surpassed $3,000,000 

University Endowments

During the past 35 years, the Houston Chapter of the API has contributed $3 million USD to educational (95%) and charitable/civic (5%) activities. Cumulative contributions since 1985 to endowed scholarship programs at 5 public universities in the State of Texas offering Petroleum Engineering degrees ($378K each) total $2.268K USD. Contributions to Louisiana State University’s Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering non endowed scholarship program since 1998 for students enrolled in Petroleum Engineering total $136K USD. Contributions made to benefit middle school and high school students through the Science Engineering Fair of Houston since 1985 and H.I.S.D.’s High School for Engineering Professions since 1998 total $363K USD.

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During that same period, the Chapter contributed $364K USD for educational activities for elementary level students and the general public through the Weiss Energy Hall at Houston’s Museum of Natural Science and the Offshore Energy Center’s “Ocean Star” offshore drilling rig museum in Galveston, Texas. An additional $56K USD was contributed to seminars for secondary level education teachers conducted by the Denver Earth Science Project of the Colorado School of Mines, and by NEED, the National Energy Education Development project.

The chapter has donated $34K USD to MD Anderson Cancer Center for Mesothelioma Cancer Research in memory of Aileen M. Dillon and Lee M. Bourg.

We appreciate our members' and sponsors' continued support in making these contributions possible year after year.

Please see our Scholarship Application Details page for additional details on how to apply for the API Houston scholarship for Petroleum Engineering students

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