Scholarship Program Guidelines 

DFW-ALTA is proud to offer "The Amanda Blackburn Scholarship Program" to you, the member, and/or your family members, including spouses, children, step-children and grandchildren, to submit applications for students attending school in the fall.           


NOTE:  At its sole discretion, the DFW-ALTA Amanda Blackburn Scholarship Committee reserves the right not to grant this scholarship award during any given year.



Application Requirements

Applications for scholarships will be accepted from January 1st through July 16th and will be awarded on or before August 16th of each year.

For an applicant to be considered they must either be a Member of DFW-ALTA or have an immediate family member who is a DFW-ALTA member in good standing (this includes children, step-children, grandchildren and spouses of DFW-ALTA members). 

The sponsoring member must be in "good standing" as of March 31.

The candidate must complete and submit the Scholarship Program Application, along with his/her written responses to the essay questions.

An official transcript(s) of the applicant's grades shall be provided by the applicant.  The applicant may include the the transcript(s) with this application or may provide same under a separate cover.

Official Transcript(s) - The document that is signed by the learning institution, including the stamp and/or seal of/or by the registrar.

Applicants must be enrolled or enrolling in a fully accredited college or university, and do not necessarily have to be attaining a Land related degree.  Applicants can be a high school senior, college student, or graduate student.

At the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, candidates may be asked to appear for an interview.

Granted Scholarship: 

Scholarships will be awarded to the student(s) after confirmation of previous semester grades and confirmation of enrollment for present semester. Scholarships granted by the DFW-ALTA Board of Directors will be paid directly to the educational institution; however, it will be at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors should they decide to pay the scholarship directly to the student. All scholarships will be based on “need” and community service will be a factor.


First Priority:

DFW-ALTA Active Member, Honorary Life Member, or Retired Member (as described by the DFW-ALTA By-Laws, Article V-Membership) currently employed in the Energy Industry and is enrolled or enrolling in a fully accredited college or university, carrying a minimum of six (6) undergraduate credit hours or three (3) graduate credit hours during the semester and must be maintaining a 2.5 GPA.

Second Priority:
DFW-ALTA Associate Member (as described by the DFW-ALTA  By-Laws, Article V-Membership)  currently employed in the Energy Industry and is enrolled or enrolling in a fully accredited college or university, carrying a minimum of six (6) undergraduate credit hours or three (3) graduate credit hours during the semester and must be maintaining a 2.5 GPA.

Third Priority:

An immediate family member in good standing (this includes children, step-children, grandchildren and spouses of DFW-ALTA members) and is enrolled or enrolling in a fully accredited college or university, carrying a minimum of six (6) undergraduate credit hours or three (3) graduate credit hours during the semester and must be maintaining a 2.5 GPA.


DFW-ALTA Scholarship Recipients

2020

  • Michelle Bradshaw

  • Alex Crowell 

2019

  • Honor Burns
  • Kimberly Springfield
  • Miguel Portillo

2015

  • Katherine Martin
  • Alexa Bynum
  • William Brazelton
  • Cole Wright
  • Kelsey Armstrong

2014

  • Katherine Martin
  • Alexa Bynum
  • Tre'Shaun Jones
  • Daniel De La Garza
  • Samuel Wilcoxson

2013

  • Daniel De La Garza
  • Samuel Wilcoxson

2012 

  • Elliot Hanks
  • Japhen Lott
  • Jennifer Zmeskal

2011

  • Elliot Hanks
  • Tre'Shaun Jones
  • Patrick Loggins
  • Brittany Moore
  • Jessica Thomson-Wall
  • Justin Wheeler
  • Jennifer Zmeskal

2010

  • Valerie Brewer
  • Jillian McIlveen
  • Tre'Shaun Jones

2009

  • Dustin Hays
  • Leslie Durham
  • Lindsay Bender

2008

  • Jabie Huber
  • Nicholas Nelson


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