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 4 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 the 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 (UAN)
American University Washington College of Law
Chulalongkorn University
Colorado School of Mines
Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP)
Louisiana State University (LSU)
Ohio State University College of Law
Qatar University
Queen Mary University
Rice University
South Texas College of Law Houston
Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Strathmore University
Texas A&M University School of Law
Texas Southern University (TSU)
Thammasat University
The University of Oklahoma
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Tokyo, School of Law
The University of Tulsa
Tulane University Law School
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
University of Aberdeen
University of Alberta
University of Bedfordshire
University of Calgary
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
University of Dundee
University of Hong Kong (HKU)
University of Houston Law Center
University of Marmara
University of Melbourne
University of Western Australia

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

The 2020-2021 Student Scholarship Program is now open! Please email for questions.

2020-2021 Scholarship Briefing Document

2020-2021 Scholarship Letter of Recommendation

Deadline to apply: April 23, 2020

Winners Announced: On or around June 9, 2020