F&P Division Scholarship

The Fuels and Petrochemicals Division of AICHE (F&PD) is pleased to sponsor two $1,000 one-time awards to exemplary high school seniors who plan on studying engineering or science. F&PD is committed to introducing high school students to careers in Fuels & Petrochemicals through its programs, helping to fuel the industry’s need for top talent in the future.

January 31, 2016
Award Administrator(s): 

Two $1000 awards.

The award is presented at the Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Annual Award Luncheon at the AIChE Spring National Meeting.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are graduating high school seniors with exemplary academic records and demonstrated leadership potential. Eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited four year university in the fall and plan to major in engineering or science. Applicants must be sponsored by a member of F&PD. Members can sponsor up to two applicants a year. College acceptance letters and proof of registration must be presented to F&PD’s scholarship panel prior to disbursement of awards. Application Package:

  • Application Form- Complete and signed application.
  • Transcript- Official copy of applicant’s high school transcript(s).
  • Essay- Applicant must submit an original, typed, single-sided, double-spaced essay which discusses a current event in regards to Fuels & Petrochemicals Industry and shares the applicant’s thoughts (i.e. gas prices, alternative fuel sources, carbon credits, plant safety, ethanol, etc.) Essays should be no more than 1000 words in length.
  • Letter of Reference- Applicant must submit one letter of reference from a high school or community leader which discusses the applicant’s scholastic ability, character and/or leadership characteristics.
  • Sponsorship Letter – Applicants must submit a sponsorship letter from a practicing engineer or scientist. The letter should state why this applicant is being sponsored.

Mailing Instructions:

All materials must be mailed in one envelope or package, and be postmarked before January 31. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Address to:

Fuels & Petrochemicals Division of AICHE
Attn: Scholarship Panel/Nikki Bishop
16001 Park Ten Place
Houston, TX 77084

Or, as an alternative, you may also submit all materials via email to Nikki.bishop@emerson.com.

Award Determination

The Scholarship Panel will review all applications and rank applicants for the award. Award will be based on academic merit, Letters of Recommendation and creativity/clarity and merit of the essay. Any special situations may also be taken into account. The scholarship committee will be made up of 4-5 members of F&PDs Executive Committee.

Notification of Award

Winners will be notified via phone and mail by F&PD’s Scholarship Panel, and acknowledged at the F&PD Spring Awards Event. The winner and a guest are invited to attend the Awards Event at no charge, however, the winner is responsible for all expenses associated with attending the Spring Meeting. Attendance is not mandatory. Send the application form, along with all required documentation to communications@aiche-fpd.org.

Nomination Packet (Documents): 

Award Winners

Perry N. Alagappan
Madelynn Whittaker
Dustin Wood
Christina Ramsey
Josh Zeidman
Ann Hewitt
Sohan Trivedi
Heidi Nafis