Incentive Fund Scholarship

Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

The 2017 Shell Scholarship Program is effective December 15, 2016 thru February 1, 2017.

Shell Oil Company offers $5,000 annual scholarships through the Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship program to underrepresented students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical field of study at certain colleges. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses.

If the necessary criteria are met, a student’s scholarship may be renewed up to four years or until Bachelor degree requirements are met, whichever occurs first. Scholarship recipients are notified during the summer following their application. Renewal of the scholarship is contingent upon the student remaining qualified. Please refer to the Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship Renewal Section.

To qualify you must:

  • Be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.
  • Be enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior, senior or fifth year as of the Fall 2016 semester. If you are not a full-time student (i.e. not taking a full course load or will be taking on a co-op opportunity), you will not be eligible for a scholarship that semester.
  • You must be enrolled in one of the specified institutions (See list).
  • Have a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA (will not be rounded) on 4.0 scale, which must be maintained throughout your participation in the program.
  • Major in one of the following disciplines: geology, geophysics or physics, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, petroleum, geological, or geophysical engineering.
  • Be a member of at least one of the following under-represented minorities: Black (Not of Hispanic Origin), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native.
  • Pass all components of the Shell application & assessment process including completion of either a face-to-face or telephone interview. (only applies to sophomore, junior, senior or fifth-year applicants based on standing in Fall 2016)

All phases of the application process MUST be completed and received by February 1, 2017, to be considered for the scholarship award.

Please note that the Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship for Undergraduate Students is one of two scholarship opportunities available through Shell & its subsidiaries and partners. Note: Students are eligible to receive only one Shell scholarship (either the Shell Incentive Fund or the Shell Technical Scholarship).

Apply for the Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship

Please read the instructions below carefully prior to completing the Shell Scholarship Questionnaire and online application.

To be considered for the Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship, the candidate MUST complete the following:

Step 1: The Shell Internship/SRD Application (only applies to sophomore, junior, senior or fifth year applicants based on classification for 2016-2017 academic year)

  • Candidates need to successfully complete all steps of the Shell Online Application including the online assessments by February 1, 2017. Select students who successfully complete all components of the Shell online assessment process will be screened and invited to interview in person or via telephone. Applicants must successfully complete either a face-to-face or telephone interview to be considered eligible for the Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship.
  • Candidates who have already completed the on-line e-assessments and/or Shell CAR interview are NOT required to do so again and can move directly to step 2.
  • Current freshmen (in the 2016-2017 academic year) are not required to fill out the Shell Online Application and should skip directly to step 2.

Step 2: The Shell Incentive Fund Questionnaire

  • All Candidates must complete the Shell Incentive Fund Questionnaire. [https://wdies.com/scholarship/questionnaires/sif/]
  • The questionnaire may be started at any time and you may save your progress prior to submission. Please wait to submit the questionnaire until you have attached all required materials including your resume, Fall 2016 grade report and unofficial transcript. As a reminder, the deadline to submit all materials is February 1, 2017.

Step 3: Upload resume and transcripts

  • Students of sophomore, junior, senior or fifth-year standing must upload their resume, Fall 2016 grade report and all unofficial transcripts(s) to their online application and to their Shell Incentive Fund Questionnaire.
  • All candidates must upload their resume and all unofficial transcript(s) to their Shell Incentive Fund Questionnaire.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of July 2017. Scholarship checks will be sent to the Financial Aid office to be applied to the student’s account.

Applicants with questions about the application process can contact Shell at SI-Shell-US-Recruitment-Scholarships-SI@shell.com.

Shell employs International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) in Nashville, TN, to administer the scholarship payments and renewal processing. Scholarship recipients will be provided with contact information for ISTS upon confirmation of their scholarship award.

Company Technical Scholarship

Shell Technical Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

The 2017 Shell Scholarship Program is effective December 15, 2016 thru February 1, 2017.

Shell Oil Company offers $5,000 annual scholarships through the Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship program to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical field of study at certain colleges. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses.

If the necessary criteria are met, a student’s scholarship may be renewed up to four years or until Bachelor degree requirements are met, whichever occurs first. Scholarship recipients are notified during the summer following their application. Renewal of the scholarship is contingent upon the student remaining qualified. Please refer to the Shell Technical Scholarship Renewal Section.

To qualify you must:

  • Be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.
  • Be enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior, senior or fifth-year as of the Fall 2016 semester. If you are not a full-time student (i.e. not taking a full course load or will be taking on a co-op opportunity), you will not be eligible for a scholarship that semester.
  • You must be enrolled in one of the specified institutions (See list).
  • Have a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA (will not be rounded) on 4.0 scale, which must be maintained throughout your participation in the program.
  • Major in one of the following disciplines: geology, geophysics or physics; chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, petroleum, geological, or geophysical engineering.
  • Pass all components of the Shell application & assessment process including completion of either a face-to-face or telephone interview. (only applies to sophomore, junior, senior or fifth-year applicants based on standing in Fall 2016)

All phases of the application process MUST be completed and received by February 1, 2017, to be considered for the scholarship award.

Please note that the Shell Technical Scholarship for Undergraduate Students is one of two scholarship opportunities available through Shell & its subsidiaries and partners. Note: Students are eligible to receive only one Shell scholarship (either the Shell Incentive Fund or the Shell Technical Scholarship).

Apply for the Technical Scholarship

Shell Technical Scholarship for Undergraduate Students.

Please read the instructions below carefully prior to completing the Shell Technical Scholarship Questionnaire and online application.

To be considered for the Shell Technical Scholarship, candidates MUST complete the following:

Step 1: The Shell Internship/SRD Application (only applies to sophomore, junior, senior or fifth-year applicants based on classification for 2016-2017 academic year).

  • Candidates need to successfully complete all steps of the Shell Online Application including the online assessments by February 1, 2017. Select students who successfully complete all components of the Shell online assessment process will be screened and invited to interview in person or via telephone. Applicants must successfully complete either a face-to-face or telephone interview to be considered eligible for the Shell Technical Scholarship.
  • Candidates who have already completed the on-line e-assessments and/or Shell CAR interview are NOT required to do so again and can move directly to step 2.
  • Current freshmen (in the 2016-2017 academic year) are not required to fill out the Shell Online Application and should skip directly to step 2.

Step 2: The Shell Technical Scholarship Questionnaire.

  • A degree plan signed by your College Counselor or Advisor. The degree plan is a list of classes designed to provide you with the foundation skills necessary to be successful at the entry level in a particular discipline. All candidates must complete the Shell Technical Scholarship Questionnaire, and upload their degree plan as an attachment.
  • All candidates must complete the Shell Technical Scholarship Questionnaire. [https://wdies.com/scholarship/questionnaires/stf]
  • The questionnaire may be started at any time and you may save your progress prior to submission. Please wait to submit the questionnaire until you have attached all required materials including your resume, Fall 2016 grade report and unofficial transcript. As a reminder, the deadline to submit all materials is February 1, 2017.

Step 3: Upload resume and transcripts

  • Students of sophomore, junior, senior or fifth-year standing must upload their resume, Fall 2016 grade report and all unofficial transcripts(s) to their online application and to their Shell Technical Questionnaire.
  • All candidates must upload their resume and all unofficial transcript(s) to their Shell Technical Scholarship Questionnaire.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of July 2017. Scholarship checks will be sent to the Financial Aid office to be applied to the student’s account.

Applicants with questions about the application process can contact Shell at SI-Shell-US-Recruitment-Scholarships-SI@shell.com.

Shell employs International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) in Nashville, TN, to administer the scholarship payments and renewal processing. Scholarship recipients will be provided with contact information for ISTS upon confirmation of their scholarship award.

Renew Your Scholarship

To apply for renewal of the scholarship, the student must continue to meet the following qualifications:

  • Be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.
  • Be enrolled full-time as a junior, senior or fifth-year undergraduate as of the Fall 2017 semester. If you are not a full-time student (i.e. taking on a co-op opportunity), you should complete the renewal process, but be advised that you will not be eligible to receive scholarship funds while enrolled at less than full-time status.
  • You must be enrolled in one of the specified institutions (See list). Transfers between Shell-approved institutions are permitted.
  • Have a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA (will not be rounded) on 4.0 scale, which must be maintained throughout your participation in the program.
  • Major in one of the following disciplines: geology, geophysics or physics, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, petroleum, geological, or geophysical engineering.
  • Pass all components of the Shell application & assessment process including completion of either a face-to-face or telephone interview. (applies to sophomore, junior, senior or fifth-year applicants based on standing in Fall 2017)

Recipients are reminded that they are only eligible to receive one scholarship award from the Shell Oil Company & its partners and subsidiaries at any given time.

ISTS will reach out to renewal-eligible scholarship recipients with additional information regarding the renewal process and requirements by mid-March 2017. The renewal packet information will be distributed to renewal candidates by mid-April 2017.

FAQs

Scholarships FAQ

  • How is a “full-time” student defined?
    • A full-time student is a student who is enrolled for the number of hours or courses the school considers to be full-time attendance as defined by irs.gov
  • My school considers me to be a full time student while I am participating in a co-op. Am I eligible for a scholarship?
    • No. Students participating in co-op programs are not eligible to receive a Shell scholarship for the co-op semester.
  • I am a graduating senior and do not need a full course load to graduate. Will my scholarship be revoked?
    • If a student has been following a prescribed curriculum, and that curriculum has ultimately left the student under enrolled in his or her 8th semester, then the scholarship funds will not need to be refunded.
  • When will I be notified regarding the outcome of my scholarship application?
    • You can expect to be notified the outcome of the scholarship decision by the end of July 2017.
  • What exactly is required to complete the scholarship application?
    • The Shell Internship or SRD Application
    • The Shell Incentive Fund or Technical Scholarship Questionnaire
    • Resume and Transcripts
  • When are all materials due?
    • All materials are due by February 1, 2017
  • Do I apply on both the Shell Careers website and the scholarship page?
    • Yes. You must successfully complete all steps of the Shell Online Application as well as the Shell Incentive Fund or Technical Scholarship Questionnaire.
  • Do I apply for assessed internship or employment?
    • If you are approaching your final year in school, you should apply for employment. If you have more than a year left in school, you should apply for an assessed internship.
  • Do I need to be interviewed?
    • Yes. You need to be interviewed as part of the application process.
  • What happens if I don’t pass the interview?
    • If you do not pass the interview, then you will not be eligible for the Shell Incentive Fund or Technical Scholarship.
  • Who do I contact if I have questions about the Shell internship/employment application?
    • If you have questions about the Shell internship/employment application, please send an email to Kristen.K.Smith@shell.com
  • Who do I contact if I have questions about the scholarship application?
  • If I receive a scholarship and an internship/employment offer, am I required to accept the job in order to keep the scholarship?
    • Yes, but only in the case that the offer is made prior to December 1, 2017.
  • How soon will I, or my university, receive the check, once I am notified that I am a recipient?  Will I receive the funds prior to beginning my Fall semester?
    • Scholarship checks will be sent to the Financial Aid office to be applied to the student’s account by the second week in August.  Depending on your school’s start date, this could be after the beginning of the Fall semester.

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