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The Desk and Derrick Educational Trust

Building the future of the petroleum, energy, and allied industries one scholarship at at time.

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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

Click the button above to complete Parts I & II of the Application. You will receive a confirmation email. Note: Part III must be printed & completed by the Financial Aid Office.

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)

2018-2019 Scholarship Awards

  •  Frances C. Hidell Scholarship – Tyler Kleinsasser – South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Civil Engineering)
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation Scholarship – Payton Henderson – Marietta College (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Bettie Conley Helis Scholarship – Shannon Rouhana – University of Texas at Austin (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Educational Trust Board of  Trustees Scholarship – Lukas Masseth – South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    (Mining Engineering and Management)
  • Educational Trust Founders’ Scholarship – Mia Navarro – New Mexico Tech (Chemical Engineering)
  • Jean Heinselman/Desk and Derrick Club of Spring Branch Memorial Scholarship – Sebastian Ziaja – Marietta College (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Lois G. Johnston Scholarship – Merielem Sharry – Texas Tech University (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Paula R. Mace Scholarship – Heidi Talbot – Texas Tech University (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Helen C. Pryor Scholarship – DerekAllen L. Krieg – Marietta College (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Edith Snizek Scholarship – Rebecca Annderson – The Ohio State University (Earth Science/Geology)
  • Gladys Watford Scholarship – Magy Avedossoam – Texas A&M University (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Callie Miller Scholarship – Jonathan Kungle  –  Marietta College (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

Shirley Bridwell

Shirley Bridwell

Vice Chairman

Desk and Derrick Club of Wichita Falls, Texas
Email: shirleyb@burkroyalty.com

Betty Wajda

Betty Wajda

Corresponding Secretary

Bay Area Desk and Derrick Club, , Gaylord, Michigan
Email:  bwajda@alphacomm.net

Melinda Montgomery

Melinda Montgomery

Recording Secretary

North Harris/Montgomery Counties Desk and
Derrick Club, Houston, Texas
Email: mmontgomery31214@gmail.com

Dorothy P. Semon

Dorothy P. Semon

Treasurer

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

Jill E. Coble

Jill E. Coble

Ex-Officio Member

North Harris/Montgomery Counties Desk and Derrick Club, Houston, Texas
Email: jcoble3930@gmail.com

Donors

2016-2017
Deborah M. Baiamonte
Burk Royalty Company, LTD
Joan Cartwright
Jill Coble
Desk and Derrick Club of Abilene
Desk and Derrick Club of Amarillo
Desk and Derrick Club of El Dorado
Desk and Derrick Club of Graham
Desk and Derrick Club of Lafayette
Desk and Derrick Club of Laurel
Desk and Derrick Club of San Angelo
Desk and Derrick Club of Wichita Falls
Bonnie Fish
Linda Krech
Elaine Krueger
Lori Landry
Aleata LeMaire
Newfield Explorationg Company
North Harris/Montgomery Counties Desk and and Derrick Club
Hazel A. Pate
Red River Desk and Derrick Club
Region II Meeting Fund
Region III Meeting Fund
Angie B. Rust
Dorothy P. Semon

2017-2018
Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs – 2017 Convention Fund
Bay Area Desk and Derrick Club
Burk Royalty Co., LTD.
Linda Butler
Desk and Derrick Club of Abilene
Desk and Derrick Club of El Dorado
Desk and Derrick Club of Enid
Desk and Derrick Club of Graham
Desk and Derrick Club of Lafayette
Desk and Derrick Club of Laurel
Desk and Derrick Club of Midland
Desk and Derrick Club of New Orleans
Desk and Derrick Club of Roswell
Desk and Derrick Club of San Angelo
Desk and Derrick Club of Tulsa
Desk and Derrick Club of Wise County
Bonnie Fish
Evelyn L. Green
Linda Krech
Cynthia T. McCammon
Kay L. Miller
Melinda Kay Montgomery
North Harris/Montgomery Counties Desk and Derrick Club
2018 Region III Meeting
Angie B. Rust
Dorothy Semon
Tri-States Desk and Derrick Club

Thank you for your support!

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Additional Contact Information

Electronic Mail: info@theeducationaltrust.org
Phone: 940-234-3307
Fax: 318-222-8906
Postal Address: 6047 Fox Chase Trail
Shreveport, Louisiana 71129