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. Donations to The Educational Trust may be made by scrolling down and clicking on the Contribution Form.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY BEGINS OCTOBER 1 FOR THE NEXT 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

Important Documents

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)

   2023-2024 Scholarship Awards

Frances C. Hidell Scholarship
Spencer Flick – Marietta College (Petroleum Engineering)

Helen C. Pryor Scholarship
Tyler Kleinsasser – South Dakota School of Mines & Tech (Engineering Management)

Chesapeake Energy Corp. Scholarship
Wyatt Edwards– Texas Tech University (Petroleum Engineering)

Jean Heinselman/Desk and Derrick Club of Spring Branch Scholarship
Shawn Kekilian– University of Tulsa  (Petroleum Engineering)

Bettie Conley Helis Scholarship
Christabel Martey – University of Tulsa (Chemical Engineering)

Edith Snizek Scholarship
Madalin Evans – Texas Tech University  (Geology)

Educational Trust – Board of Trustees Scholarship
Clay Ostrander – University of Louisiana at Lafayette  (Petroleum Engineering)

Educational Trust – Board of Trustees Scholarship                                                Colton Klatt- Texas A&M University (Geology)

Paula R. Mace Scholarship                    Carson Halbower-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

Diana Walker

Chairman

Desk and Derrick Club of Wichita Falls, Texas
Email: dwalker@sjoc.net

Melissa Thibodeaux

Vice Chairman

Desk and Derrick Club of Lafayette
Email: melissa.thibodeaux@worley.com

Carrie MacMullin

Recording Secretary

Desk and Derrick Club of Grande Prairie, Alberta
Email: cmacmullin@secure-energy.com

Rena Shaffer

Corresponding Secretary

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

Jamie Sabata

Treasurer

Desk and Derrick Club of Liberal, Kansas
Email: jamie.sabata@gmail.com

 

 

Donors

2023-2024

Thanks to:

2023 NE Region Meeting

Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs

Buckeye Desk and Derrick Club

Desk and Derrick Club of Abilene

Desk and Derrick Club of Grande Prairie

Desk and Derrick Club of New Orleans

Desk and Derrick Club of Oklahoma City

Desk and Derrick Club of Red River

Desk and Derrick Club of Tulsa

Desk and Derrick Club of Lafayette

Desk and Derrick Club of Wichita Falls

Diana Walker

Thank you for your support!

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