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WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE DESK AND DERRICK EDUCATIONAL TRUST

The Desk and Derrick Educational Trust (ET) was created in 1982 by the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC) for the purpose of awarding annual scholarships to students attending accredited colleges and universities offering degrees in geology, chemical and petroleum engineering.

OUR MISSION

Since its inception in 1982, ET’s mission remains unchanged to build the future of the petroleum, energy and allied industries through scholarships while meeting the support and trust of Desk and Derrick members and industry donors.

U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE TAX STATUS

The Desk and Derrick Educational Trust is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the U. S. Internal revenue code. All contributions are deductible for United States income tax purposes. Mail donations to: Desk And Derrick Educational Trust, 6047 Fox Chase Trail, Shreveport, Louisiana 71129.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY BEGINS OCTOBER 1, 2018 FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship to assist with tuition and books from the Desk and Derrick Educational Trust, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete at least two years or are currently enrolled in the second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 grading system
  • Must maintain a full course load each semester
  • Demonstrate need for financial assistance in pursuing a college degree
  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada
  • Plan a career in the petroleum, energy or allied industry, or research and development of alternative fuels such as coal, electric, solar, wind hydroelectric, nuclear, and ethanol

Honor Scholarships

Honor scholarships named on behalf of major contributions/memorials:

• Frances C. Hidell (Undesignated, Full-time)
• Jean Heinselman/Desk and Derrick Club of Spring Branch Memorial Scholarship (Undesignated, Full-time)
• Bettie C. Helis Scholarship – (Designated, Full-time)
• Lois G. Johnston Scholarship – (Designated, Full-time)
• Edith Snizek Scholarship – (Designated, Full-time)
• Gladys Watford Scholarship – (Designated, Full-time)
• Educational Trust Founders’ Scholarship – (Designated, Full-time)
• Helen C. Pryor Scholarship – (Undesignated, Full-time)
• Chesapeake Energy Corporation Scholarship – (Undesignated, Full-time)
• Paula Mace Scholarship – (Designated, Full-time)
• Callie Miller Scholarship – (Undesignated, Part-time)

2019-2020 Scholarship Awards

  •  Frances C. Hidell Scholarship – Mia V.  Navarro – New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Chemical Engineering)
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation Scholarship – Bradley C. Prigmore – Midwestern State University (Geosciences)
  • Educational Trust Board of Trustees  Scholarship – Iliajah Alexander Pidskalny –  University of Saskatchewan (Geology)
  • Educational Trust Board of  Trustees Scholarship – Johnathan Lawrence Kungle- Marietta College (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Educational Trust Founders’ Scholarship – Billy Jack McVey – Texas Tech University  (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Jean Heinselman/Desk and Derrick Club of Spring Branch Memorial Scholarship – Andrew Peter Mason – University
    of Nebraska-Lincoln (Geology)
  • Educational Board of Trustees Scholarship – Sebastian Kelvin Ziaja – Marietta College (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Paula R. Mace Scholarship – Jessica Lohrenzt – South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Geological Engineering)
  • Educational Board of  Trustees Scholarship – Dominic J. Krause – South Dakota School of Mines and Technology  (Geological/Mining Engineering)
  • Educational Trust Board of Trustees Scholarship – Jacob Truxal- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Geological Engineering)
  • Educational Trust Board of Trustees Scholarship – Daniel L. Hannink – Montana Tech (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Educational Trust Board of Trustees Scholarship – James Steven Kovatch, Marietta College  (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Educational Trustees Board of Trustees – David Galateanu –  Texas Tech University (Petroleum Engineering)

EDUCATIONAL TRUST HISTORY

The Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs created the Desk and Derrick Educational Trust in 1982 for the purpose of awarding scholarships to students who have completed two years of undergraduate study while maintaining a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and demonstrating definite financial need.

Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a major field of study related to the petroleum, energy or allied industries with the objective of qualifying for full time employment in the sector. Such majors as geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering and energy management qualify for purposes of this scholarship.

Scholarships are offered through accredited colleges and universities offering degrees in subjects within the scope of the organization’s purpose. Awards will be made annually to full time students as well as Desk and Derrick members who are part time students. Upon achievement of their goals, recipients of these scholarships are encouraged to remember the Educational Trust with future donations to aid others.

The management and administration of the Trust lies within the Board of Trustees composed of five members in good standing of the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs. Each Trustee serves for a term of five years set on a rotating schedule. The original Board of Trustees included Eda DeSantis, Frances C. Hidell, Paula Mace, Julia McCormick and Gladys Watford, and the first scholarships were awarded in 1984.

Trustees

Rena Shaffer

Rena Shaffer

Chairman

Desk and Derrick Club of Wichita Falls, Texas
Email:
rena@eagleog.com

Natalie Bright

Natalie Bright

Vice Chairman

Desk and Derrick Club of Amarillo
Email:  natalie@sunlightexp.com

Bonnie Fish

Bonnie Fish

Corresponding Secretary

Red River Desk and Derrick Club, Shreveport, Louisiana
Email:  bfishcpa@gmail.com

Donna Siburt

Donna Siburt

Recording Secretary

Tuscarawas Valley Desk and Derrick Club, Louisville, Ohio
Email: donna.siburt@gmail.com

Dorothy P. Semon

Dorothy P. Semon

Treasurer

Red River Desk and Derrick Club, Shreveport, Louisiana
Email: dsemon1@comcast.net

Donors

2019-2020
Desk and Derrick Club of Lafayette
Desk and Derrick Club of New Orleans
Red River Desk and Derrick Club
YaYa’s

 

2018-2019
Assocation of Desk and Derrick Clubs –
2018 Convention
2018 ADDC Board
2019 ADDC Board
Jill Coble
Desk and Derrick Club of Graham
Desk and Derrick Club of Lafayette
Desk and Derrick Club of Oklahoma City
Desk and Derrick Club of Tulsa
Desk and Derrick Club of Wichita Falls
Linda Krech
Elaine Krueger
North Harris/Montgomery Counties Desk
and Derrick Club
Angie Rust
Dorothy Semon
Rena Shaffer
Val A. Williams

Thank you for your support!

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Additional Contact Information

Electronic Mail: info@theeducationaltrust.org
Phone: 940-234-3307
Postal Address: 6047 Fox Chase Trail
Shreveport, Louisiana 71129