Elk City Grad Receives OERB Scholarship


May 29, 2024

It was announced recently that a record-breaking amount of scholarship dollars will be awarded to students at state universities studying petroleum-related fields.

One of those students is an Elk City graduate studying petroleum engineering.

Oklahoma Oil and Natural Gas has announced $539,500 in scholarship funds will be awarded to 97 students for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Elk City’s Rylee Wyatt is one of those students who is currently attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB), funded by the oil and natural gas industry, provides scholarships for students majoring in Petroleum Engineering, Geoenergy Engineering, Geosciences, and Energy Management at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Tulsa.

Students can apply for the scholarships during each year of undergraduate work. The amount increases annually, with a $7,500 maximum scholarship for seniors. Petroleum Scholars also receive exclusive access to industry networking events and educational activities. The scholarship application period for the 2025-2026 school year will open on November 1.

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