Incentive Fund Scholarship

Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

Shell Oil Company (“Shell”) 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 universities. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses.

If the necessary criteria are met, at Shell’s discretion, a student’s scholarship may be renewed up to four years or until Bachelor degree requirements are complete, whichever occurs first.

Scholarship recipients are notified of their status during the summer following their application. Renewal of the scholarship is contingent upon the student remaining qualified.

Candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for a scholarship through the Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship program:

Candidate Application Requirements

All application and questionnaire requirements listed below must be completed between August 26 - December 15 for the candidate to be considered for a scholarship for the following academic year.

  1. Candidates must apply online at www.shell.us/careers and upload his/her latest resume and unofficial transcript.
    • Candidates must successfully complete a Careers application and online assessment on www.shell.us/careers to be considered for a scholarship.
    • Assessment results are valid for 12 months.
    • If a candidate has applied in the past, the candidate must wait at least 365 days before re-applying or the application may be automatically regretted.
  2. Candidates must fully fill out an online questionnaire at https://wdies.com/scholarship/questionnaires/index and upload his/her latest resume and unofficial transcript.

Candidate Status Requirements

All candidate status requirements listed below must be met for the candidate to be considered for a scholarship.

  • Candidates must be enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, or junior for the current academic year.
  • Candidates must be enrolled full-time students in the year of the scholarship award. If the candidate is not a full-time student (i.e., not taking a full course load or will be taking on a co-op opportunity), the candidate will not be considered for a scholarship.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in one of the specified institutions (See list) for the year of the scholarship award. Transfers between Shell-approved institutions are permitted during the year of the scholarship award.
  • Candidates must have a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA (will not be rounded) on a 4.0 scale, which must be maintained throughout any participation in the scholarship program.
  • Candidates must major in one of the following disciplines: geology, geophysics or physics, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, petroleum, geological, or geophysical engineering.
  • Candidates must 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 requirements MUST be completed by December 15, to be considered for a scholarship award.

A scholarship award is also contingent on acceptance of an internship or full-time job opportunity with Shell if the internship or job opportunity is offered by December 15 of the current academic year and/or the year of the scholarship award, although receipt of a scholarship does not guarantee that an internship or full-time job opportunity will be offered or available to the scholarship recipient, or that the scholarship recipient will be eligible for such an internship or full-time job opportunity even if offered.

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 Scholarship or the Shell Technical Scholarship) per academic year.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of the summer following the submission of their application. Scholarship funds will be issued via one (1) check and will be mailed to university financial aid offices in August of the academic award year.

Shell contracts with 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.

Please see the FAQ tab for additional information.

Shell reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend, modify, or terminate the terms of the Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship program at any time without providing notice.

Shell Technical Scholarship

Shell Technical Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

Shell Oil Company (“Shell”) 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, at Shell discretion, a student’s scholarship may be renewed up to four years or until Bachelor degree requirements are complete, whichever occurs first. Scholarship recipients are notified of their status during the summer following their application. Renewal of the scholarship is contingent upon the student remaining qualified.

Candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for a scholarship through the Shell Technical Scholarship program.

Application Requirements

All application and questionnaire requirements listed below must be completed between August 26 - December 15 for the candidate to be considered for a scholarship for the following academic year.

Candidate Application Requirements

  1. Candidates must apply online at www.shell.us/careers and upload his/her latest resume and unofficial transcript.
    • Candidates must successfully complete a Careers application and online assessment to be considered for a scholarship.
    • Assessment results are valid for 12 months.
    • If a candidate has applied in the past, the candidate must wait at least 365 days before re-applying or the application may be automatically regretted.
  2. Candidates must fully fill out an online questionnaire at https://wdies.com/scholarship/questionnaires/index and upload his/her latest resume and unofficial transcript.

Candidate Status Requirements

All candidate status requirements listed below must be met for the candidate to be considered for a scholarship.

  • Candidates must be enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, or junior for the current academic year.
  • Candidates must be enrolled full-time students in the year of the scholarship award. If the candidate is not a full-time student (i.e., not taking a full course load or will be taking on a co-op opportunity), the candidate will not be considered for a scholarship.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in one of the specified institutions (See list) for the year of the scholarship award. Transfers between Shell-approved institutions are permitted during the year of the scholarship award.
  • Candidates must have a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA (will not be rounded) on a 4.0 scale, which must be maintained throughout any participation in the scholarship program.
  • Candidates must major in one of the following disciplines: geology, geophysics or physics; chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, petroleum, geological, or geophysical engineering.

All phases of the application requirements MUST be completed by December 15, to be considered for a 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 Scholarship or the Shell Technical Scholarship) for the academic year.

A scholarship award is also contingent on acceptance of an internship or full-time job opportunity with Shell if the internship or job opportunity is offered by December 15 of the current academic year and/or the year of the scholarship award, although receipt of a scholarship does not guarantee that an internship or full-time job opportunity will be offered or available to the scholarship recipient, or that the scholarship recipient will be eligible for such an internship or full-time job opportunity even if offered.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of the summer following the submission of their application. Scholarship funds will be issued via one (1) check and will be mailed to university financial aid offices in August of the academic award year.

Shell contracts with 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.

Please see the FAQ tab for additional information.

Shell reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend, modify, or terminate the terms of the Shell Technical Scholarship program at any time without providing notice.

Scholarship Renewal Criteria

Renewal Requirements

Official scholarship renewal requirements are managed through ISTS. An overview of the requirements is below.

Application Updates for Scholarship Renewal

  1. Scholarship recipients who received a Shell scholarship for the current academic year must successfully complete the Shell application and online assessment at www.shell.us/careers between August 26 - December 15 each year to be considered for scholarship renewal for the following academic year.
  2. In addition, students are required to provide requested details to International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) in Nashville, TN, for renewal approval and processing.
    • Scholarship recipients who do not submit a complete and current application or pass the Shell Careers assessments will not be considered for future scholarship renewal.
    • Assessment results are valid for 12 months.
    • If a candidate has applied in the past, the candidate must wait at least 365 days before re-applying or the application may be automatically regretted.

Candidate Status Requirements

All candidate status requirements listed below must be met for the candidate to be considered for a scholarship renewal.

Candidates must be enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior for the current academic year.

Candidates must be enrolled full-time students in the year of the scholarship award. If the candidate is not a full-time student (i.e., not taking a full course load or will be taking on a co-op opportunity), the candidate will not be eligible for a scholarship.

  • Candidates must be enrolled in one of the specified institutions (See list) for the year of the scholarship award. Transfers between Shell-approved institutions are permitted during the year of the scholarship award. If the renewal candidate’s institution is no longer a specified institution for the year of the scholarship award, Shell has the discretion to renew the candidate’s scholarship if all other requirements are met.
  • Candidates must have a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA (will not be rounded) on a 4.0 scale, which must be maintained throughout any participation in the scholarship program.
  • Candidates must major in one of the following disciplines: geology, geophysics or physics, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, petroleum, geological, or geophysical engineering.
  • Candidates receiving scholarship awards must successfully apply and complete the Shell Careers assessments to be considered for scholarship renewal.
  • Scholarship renewal is also contingent on acceptance of an internship or full-time job opportunity with Shell if the internship or job opportunity is offered by December 15 of the current academic year and/or the year of the scholarship award, although receipt of a scholarship does not guarantee that an internship or full-time job opportunity will be offered or available to the scholarship recipient, or that the scholarship recipient will be eligible for such an internship or full-time job opportunity even if offered.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of the summer following the submission of their application. Scholarship funds will be issued via one (1) check and will be mailed to university financial aid offices in August of the academic award year.

Shell contracts with 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.

Shell reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend, modify, or terminate the terms of the Shell Technical Scholarship or Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship program at any time without providing notice.

Please see the FAQ tab for additional information.

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 specified institution 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 revoked.
  • When will I be notified regarding the outcome of my scholarship application?
    • You can expect to be notified of the outcome of the scholarship decision by the end of the summer following the submission of your application.
  • What exactly is required to complete the Shell Incentive Fund or Technical scholarship application?
    • New scholarship candidates must apply and successfully complete the Shell Careers application and assessment at www.shell.us/careers and the online questionnaire at https://wdies.com/users/welcome in the required time period of August 26 – December 15 of the current academic year. Both websites require the submission of current resumes and unofficial transcripts.
    • Renewal candidates are required to apply through Shell Careers each year between August 26 – December 15 to ensure scholarship and employment eligibility. Candidates who do not complete the required application and successfully complete the Shell Careers assessments will not be considered for renewal scholarships. Renewal candidates will also be required to provide required details and documents managed by ISTS.
  • When can I apply again to be considered for a future scholarship opportunity?
    • Candidates may reapply after 365 days.
  • Where can I find out more details about the Shell career application process?
  • If I receive a Shell scholarship and an internship or employment offer from Shell, am I required to accept the job in order to keep the scholarship?
    • Yes, if the internship/employment offer is made by December 15 of the current academic year and/or the year of the scholarship award.
  • How soon will I, or my university, receive the check, once I am notified that I am a scholarship recipient? Will I receive the funds prior to the beginning of my Fall semester?
    • All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of the summer following the submission of their application. Scholarship funds will be issued via one (1) check and will be mailed to university financial aid offices in August of the academic award year.

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