2021 AOGA Scholarship
The Alaska Oil and Gas Association is pleased to offer a $2,500 scholarship to an incoming Alaska high school junior or senior, or current student of a certified continuing education entity (university or trade school), with plans to continue their education.
The student who achieves the winning essay in our Scholarship Essay Contest will also be invited to join us to receive their award at the AOGA Conference on September 2, 2021. Must be an Alaska resident to apply.
Scholarship Essay Contest
Students must write a 500-1,000-word essay on the following topic:
As we see more renewable technologies in the energy mix (electric vehicles, solar panels, wind turbines, etc.), what role will oil and gas continue to play in both our nation and Alaska’s future?
Need help getting started? Consider checking out some or all of these resources as you begin your research:
- Publication/Presentation: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2021
- Website: International Energy Agency
- Publication: U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy – Hydrogen
- Publication: The Role of the Oil & Gas Industry in Alaska’s Economy (Jan. 2020)
- Website: Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA)
- Website: Alaska Resource Development Council (RDC)
- Website: Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)
- Website: Alaska Energy Authority (AEA)
- Video: Energy Prices in Alaska
- Video: Oil, Gas, & the Environment
- Video: GVEA Solar Farm
Entries must be received by August 8, 2021. Essays will be reviewed by a committee comprised of experts in resource
development policy, education, and the oil and gas industry. Entries will be judged on concept development, evidential support, grammar, style, and originality. The winner will be notified on August 13, 2021.
The Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) is a nonprofit, professional trade association whose mission is to foster the long-term viability of the oil and gas industry for the benefits of all Alaskans. We represent the majority of companies that are exploring, developing, producing, refining, or marketing oil and gas on the North Slope, in the Cook Inlet, and in the offshore areas of Alaska.