Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Scholarship

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The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a world-wide organisation supporting the interests of the Petroleum industry. SPE’s mission is to provide the means to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical information concerning the development of oil and gas resources, subsurface fluid flow, and production of other materials through well-bores for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities through its programmes for interested (and qualified) individuals to maintain and upgrade their individual technical competence in these areas.
The specific goals of offering the scholarship are to:
a) promote student interest in the application of engineering principles to the ongoing development of the oil and gas industry.
b) provide an awareness of the petroleum industry in New Zealand.
c) to encourage students to seek career opportunities in New Zealand within the Oil and Gas industry.

How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.  Then click on the blue “Apply here” button and complete the online application form.

Scholarship applications will usually open around 6 weeks before the closing date.  We recommend you check the form early for any request sections, in case a referee or supervisor is required to support your application and to familiarise yourself with the form.  Apart from any sections that are sent to a referee to endorse, you can go in to your form and amend your answers for all other sections up to the closing date.  All sections (including any request sections) must be submitted by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise).   We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

Need more information?

For answers to any queries please go to AskAuckland in the first instance.  If you still have a question, contact us as soon as possible, at  Please indicate the exact name of the scholarship in your email subject line and mark it “Urgent” if your request is being sent within 72 hours of a closing date.

If you have a technical issue of any kind, please clear your browser cache and try again.  To escalate an issue to us, please attach a screen shot of the page  to your email showing the error message or issue.

Applicable study: Part III and Part IV of BE(Hons) (see Note ii)
Closing date: 15 April
Tenure: 1 year
For: Study Assistance
Number on offer: 3
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $3,000


Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.