The Desk and Derrick Educational Trust Scholarships

The Desk and Derrick Educational Trust Scholarships were created by the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs in 1982.

Since its foundation, the organization has the purpose of awarding annual scholarships to students attending accredited colleges and universities offering degrees in geology and chemical and petroleum engineering.

Full Description

Completed applications must be received at the office of the Desk and Derrick Educational Trust on or before April 1, and they become available on the website in PDF once the application process starts.

The number of awards offered and the amount of it is determined annually based on the fund available and the number of eligible applicants.

Who's eligible?

This scholarship program is offered to qualified student citizens of the United States or Canada who has completed two years of undergraduate studies with a minimum 3.2 overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale (United States) or 80% and above (Canada) and are enrolled in a full-time program (coop programs do not qualify).

The second requirements are that applicants must be pursuing a degree in a major field of study related to qualifying for full-time employment and have a need for financial assistance.

If you meet these requirements, you are highly suggested to apply.

How to Apply

It is very useful to have in mind the application checklist, as you will be responsible if some documents are missing and you will not be able to add them later on.

  • The application form completed and signed by the student
  • The completed Biographical Sketch
  • The second part of the application form completed and signed by the Student Financial Aid Officer
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation (optional)

Furthermore, in your biographical Sketch, is important to include a detailed explanation of your need for financial assistance and it should contain the following information as well:

  • Career Objective (20%):
  • College/Career Activities (20%):
  • Community Activities (10%):
  • Explain Need for Financial Aid (20%):
  • Honors/Awards (15%)

All these documents should be sent to

Desk and Derrick Educational Trust

c/o Shirley Bridwell

Burk Royalty Co., LTD

P.O. Box 94903

Wichita Falls, TX 76308 U.S.A.

Scholarship Awards will be sent to the schools in the Fall and Spring and not to the recipient.

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