K A Richards Scholarship (Postgraduate)
The K A Richards Scholarship was established in 1989 to encourage professional development to benefit the industry and is tenable in the fields of petroleum engineering or petroleum geoscience. The scholarship offers a maximum of $10,000 per year for one year of Masters study or three years for a doctoral degree (or part-time equivalent). It cannot be renewed or extended but may be held in conjunction with other scholarships or grants. This scholarship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents.
In 2015, the K A Richards Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jon McCullough, a PhD student at the University of Queensland’s School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering. His thesis on heat transfer in hydraulic fracturing fluids is highly relevant to unconventional gas operations.
Applications for the K A Richards Postgraduate Scholarship have now closed for 2018. The winner will be announced towards the end of October.
Tony Noon Scholarship
This scholarship provides a one-off grant to the value of $3,000 and is aimed at helping students who are aspiring to a career in the upstream petroleum industry. Applicants must be enrolled in honours, Masters or PhD programs at an Australian university and may come from a range of disciplines, including, for example, geology, safety, engineering, economics, law or environmental management. The scholarship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents.
The 2017 scholarship was awarded to University of Western Australia PhD candidate Fernando Perez.
Applications for the Tony Noon Scholarship have now closed for 2018. The winner will be announced towards the end of October.