Incentive Fund Scholarship

Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

The 2018 Shell Scholarship Program application process is effective December 15, 2017 thru February 15, 2018.

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 Scholarship Renewal Criteria Section to review renewal requirements.

To qualify you must:

  • Be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.
  • Enrolled as a freshman, sophomore or junior for the current 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Must be enrolled full-time in year of the scholarship award (2018-2019). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

All phases of the application process MUST be completed and received by February 15, 2018, 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 for Undergraduate Students.

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

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

Step 1: 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 (see Step 2).
  • As a reminder, the deadline to submit all materials is February 15, 2018.

Step 2: Upload resume, transcripts and degree plan

  • Candidates must upload their resume, Fall 2017 grade report, all unofficial transcript(s) and degree plan signed by a College Counselor or Advisor to their Shell Incentive Fund Questionnaire. 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 upload their degree plan as an attachment.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of July 2018. Scholarship checks will be sent to the Financial Aid office to be applied to the student’s account in the Fall of 2018.

Applicants with questions about the application process can contact Shell at Rebecca.Kothari@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 2018 Shell Scholarship Program application process is effective December 15, 2017 thru February 15, 2018.

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 Scholarship Renewal Criteria Section to review renewal requirements.

To qualify you must:

  • Be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.
  • Enrolled as a freshman, sophomore or junior for the current 2017-2018 academic year. 
  • Must be enrolled full-time in year of the scholarship award (2018-2019). 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.
  • 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.

All phases of the application process MUST be completed and received by February 15, 2018, 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 for Undergraduate Students.

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

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

Step 1: The Shell Technical Scholarship Questionnaire.

  • 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 (see Step 2).
  • As a reminder, the deadline to submit all materials is February 15, 2018.

Step 2: Upload resume, transcripts and degree plan

  • Candidates must upload their resume, Fall 2017 grade report, all unofficial transcript(s) and degree plan signed by a College Counselor or Advisor to their Shell Technical Questionnaire. 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 upload their degree plan as an attachment.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of July 2018. Scholarship checks will be sent to the Financial Aid office to be applied to the student’s account in the Fall of 2018.

Applicants with questions about the application process can contact Shell at Rebecca.Kothari@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.

Scholarship Renewal Criteria

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.
  • Enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior or fifth year undergraduate for the current 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Must be enrolled full-time in year of the scholarship award (2018-2019). 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.
  • 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.
  • Candidates receiving scholarship awards must successfully complete the Shell application & assessment process (Stage 1 and Stage 2) to be considered for scholarship renewal. If a candidate has not completed the Shell application & assessment process they should do so between September 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018.
  • Renewal is also contingent on acceptance of an internship or full-time opportunity if offered, prior to December 1, 2018, though a scholarship does not guarantee that an internship or full-time opportunity will be offered or available.

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 2018. The renewal packet information will be distributed to renewal candidates by mid-April 2018.

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 2018.
  • What exactly is required to complete the scholarship application?
    • The Shell Incentive Fund or Technical Scholarship Questionnaire
    •  Resume, Transcripts and Degree Plan
  • When are all materials due?
    • All materials are due by February 15, 2018
  • Do I apply on both the Shell Careers website and the scholarship page?
    •  You will only be required to complete the Shell Incentive Fund or Technical Scholarship Questionnaire.
  • 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 Rebecca.Kothari@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, 2018.
  • 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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