Scholarship Program

Student Scholarship Program

Created in 2009, the AIPN Scholarship Program awards well-qualified students in financial need who possess the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of international oil and gas negotiations. Up to 16 scholarships are awarded annually in honor of long-time member and contributor Gordon Barrows. Each scholarship is in the amount of $5,000, split $2,500 for each semester, and paid directly to the winner's university. Scholarship applications are reviewed annually by committee. 

Qualified applicants may be working towards an energy, commercial or law degree, but must be attending a university that supports the AIPN by having a professor on AIPN’s Education Advisory Board, which comprise:    

Agostinho Neto University (Angola)
Colorado School of Mines
Coventry University
Norwegian University of Science and Technology 
Qatar University
Queen Mary University of London
Rice University
Rio de Janeiro State University
SciencesPo Paris
South Texas College of Law-Houston
Southern Methodist University
Strathmore University
Texas A&M University
Texas Southern University
The IFP School (France)
Texas Tech University
University of Aberdeen
University of Alberta
University of Bedfordshire
University of Bonn
University of Calgary
University of Dundee
University of Eastern Finland
University of Houston Law Center
University of Lagos
University of Marmara
University of Oklahoma
University of Texas at Austin
University of Tokyo, School of Law
University of Tulsa
University of Western Australia
Uppsala University

The following criteria will be used by the Scholarship Committee:  

  • Potential to make a significant contribution to the field of international oil and gas negotiations
  • Academic ability
  • Leadership and negotiation ability
  • Year in school
  • Financial need

2017 Scholarship Program

Scholarship Briefing Document 2017

Scholarship Application 2017

Scholarship Letter of Recommendation 2017

Deadline to apply: April 28, 2017

Winners Announced: On or around June 5, 2017

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