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  • Al Golden Scholarship

    The Al Golden Memorial Scholarship Fund, named after North Dakota oil pioneer and the first member of the NDPC’s Hall of Fame Al Golden, was established in 2008 to support students who are pursuing post-secondary education in geology, engineering, processing plant technology, science, technical skills or other careers related to the oil and gas industry. The scholarships are part of the oil and gas industry’s efforts to help solve growing workforce demands in North Dakota. The North Dakota Petroleum Council awards nine $2,000 scholarships in each school year.  Recipients  receive $1,000.00 for the fall semester and $1,000.00 for the spring semester.


    To be ELIGIBLE for the award, students must:

    Students must be a full-time student for the fall semester of 2018 and the spring semester of 2019 and must have completed ONE of the following:

    • Have at least six months work/internship experience in the oil and gas industry;
    • Have completed at least 12 hours in geology, earth science, geological/petroleum engineering, chemistry, math, or safety; or
    • Have at least a 3.0 GPA.


    To apply for the scholarship, applicants must SUBMIT the following:

    1. A completed application form (available here);
    2. College transcripts,
    3. A one-page essay that addresses the following:
      • Brief biography about yourself;
      • Why you deserve this scholarship;
      • Career plans in your chosen major;
      • Where you see yourself in 5 years.
    4. A letter of reference reflecting on the student’s general character, work ethic, etc. from a college professor.

    Send completed applications to via e-mail to ndpc(at)ndoil.org (preferred) or mail to:

    NDPC – Al Golden Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1395, Bismarck, ND 58502


    Please contact the North Dakota Petroleum Council with any questions at [email protected] or 701.223.6380. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are due June 1, 2018.