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The Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Academic High School 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.

Nomination Packet (Documents) 


Two $1000 awards.

DeadlineMarch 31, 2019
AdministratorsFuels & Petrochemicals Division (F&PD)
PresentationThe award is presented at the Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Annual Award Luncheon at the AIChE Spring National Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

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. 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- Completed 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, biofuels, shale gas, 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 either be mailed in one envelope or package, and be postmarked before March 31, or e-mailed before 11:59 pm Pacific Time on March 31, 2019.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Address to:

Fuels & Petrochemicals Division of AICHE

Attn: Scholarship Panel/Sheima Khatib

Department of Chemical Engineering

Box 43121

Lubbock, TX  79409-3121

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 that is held in conjunction with the AIChE National Spring Meeting. The winner and up to two guests are invited to attend the Awards Dinner event at no charge, however, the winner is responsible for all travel expenses associated with attending the event.  Attendance is not mandatory.

Award winners

  • Perry N. Alagappan

  • Madelynn Whittaker

  • Christina Ramsey

  • Dustin Wood

  • Ann Hewitt

  • Josh Zeidman

  • Heidi Nafis

  • Sohan Trivedi