Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities



Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Attn: Selection Committee

55 Second Street, Suite 1500

San Francisco. CA 94105

(415) 808-2365                                                Toll-free: (877) HSF-INFO

Fax: (415) 808-2302                                        E-mail:


Purpose - To provide financial assistance to Native American and other minority upper-division and graduate students working on a degree in a field related to the oil and gas industry.

Eligibility - This program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and visitors with a passport stamped I-551 who are of Hispanic American, African American, Asian Pacific Islander American , or American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage. Applicants must be currently enrolled full time at an accredited 4-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must be 1) sophomores majoring in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, geology, geophysics, accounting, marketing, global procurement or supply chain management, environmental health and safety, energy management or petroleum land management, transportation and logistics, or geotechnical engineering; or 2) seniors planning to work on a master's degree in geology or geophysics. Along with their application, they must submit 600-word essays on 1)their career interest in the oil and gas industry; 2) how they contribute to their community and what they have learned from their experiences; and 3) an academic challenge they have faced and how they have overcome it. Selection is based on academic achievement, personal qualities, community service, interest and commitment to a career in the oil and gas industry, and financial need.

Financial data - The stipend is $10,000 per year.

Duration - 2 years (the junior and senior undergraduate years or the first 2 years of a master's degree program).

Additional information - This program is jointly sponsored by Marathon Oil Corporation and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). Recipients may be offered a paid 8- to 10-week summer internship at various Marathon Oil Corporation locations.

Number awarded - 1 or more each year.

Deadline - October of each year.