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Chemical & Petroleum Scholarships|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Scholarships

Chevron Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Scholarships

Chevron assists students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science through an annual program for supporting the schools where Chevron recruits a significant number of employees. As a leading school in supplying qualified employees upon graduation, UW is supported with fourteen scholarships in the chemical and petroleum engineering program.

Rochelle Belfer Petroleum Engineering Scholarship

These chemical and petroleum engineering scholarships are provided by an endowment established by Arthur B. Belfer to honor his late wife, Rochelle Anisfeld Belfer. Mr. Belfer was the founder and managing partner of Belfer Natural Gas Company, and founder, president and chairman of the board of Belco Petroleum Corporation. He was responsible for the initial development of the vast gas reserves of the Green River Basin. Through the years he has maintained close ties to Wyoming and has generously funded an equal number of scholarships in geology.

Dr. David O. Cooney Memorial Scholarship

Dr. David Cooney joined the UW Chemical Engineering Department in 1981. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1961 and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1963 and 1966, respectively. In 1993, Dr. Cooney was named UW College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Research Award recipient, and in 1997 he received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Dr. Cooney served as head of the Chemical Engineering Department from 1983-1990. He wrote four books and published more than 80 papers in refereed journals. This scholarship was established in 1999 by Peggy, Eric, and Jon Cooney to recognize the distinguished career of their husband and father.

Elizabeth McCaskey Memorial Scholarship in Chemical Engineering

Harold McCaskey (General Engineering '47) established a chemical engineering scholarship in memory of his beloved wife "Bette." Harold and Bette were childhood friends who met again many years later and married. They shared a deep love for Wyoming and commitment to the College of Engineering. Harold credits Bette for their philanthropic support. This chemical engineering scholarship is available to a student from Wyoming with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Harold and Elizabeth McCaskey Chemical Engineering Scholarship

Harold McCaskey, a native of Lander, WY, graduated from UW in 1947 with a degree in general engineering with a chemical engineering option. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1949 he received a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. Mr. McCaskey spent most of his career in South America, Iran, the North Sea, Africa, Louisiana, and Texas as a drilling engineer and superintendent for the Gulf and Chevron Oil Corporations. A man who came from humble beginnings, Mr. McCaskey provided this scholarship endowment to assist a Wyoming native who as a good student might need assistance in completing his education and achieving his highest aspirations. Now retired, Harold makes his home in Lander and remains interested and active in College of Engineering programs and events.

Aaron Lee Yeo Memorial Scholarship

Aaron was the top junior in chemical engineering when he died of leukemia in the spring of 1986. To honor his memory, the chemical engineering faculty established this scholarship. It is awarded to a student having the personal and academic qualities represented by Aaron. Substantial contributions from the Yeo family continue to make this scholarship possible.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department Scholarship

The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering has established a scholarship fund with gifts from the department's alumni. Through these generous contributions to the department, many students in chemical and petroleum engineering receive assistance.

Lee and Donna Shafer Scholarship

The Lee and Donna Shafer scholarship supports students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science chemical engineering program.

Don J. Likwartz Endowment

Friends and family of Don J. Likwartz set up an endowment to honor the contributions of Don to the petroleum industry. Don retired in January, 2009, after 11 years of service to the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission. Originally from Rock Springs, Wyoming, Don sadly passed away in 2010. He earned a B.S. in 1963, and M.S. in 1966, in petroleum engineering from UW, where he was an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was proud of his education at UW and felt that another Wyoming resident should have the same opportunities. His widow, Judy (Cox) Likwartz (B.S. Sociology 1994, B.S. Social Work 1995) currently lives in Oregon and is a Deacon in the Episcopal Church and active in community outreach activities. The endowment will first be offered to support a Wyoming resident student, and if no Wyoming resident qualifies, the support will be offered to others outside the state entering the petroleum engineering discipline.

Merit Energy Company Endowed Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering

The Merit Energy Company Endowed Scholarship supports students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science petroleum engineering program.

Policky Memorial Scholarship

Established in December, 2010 by Brian Policky for his brother, Bruce. Bruce was the eldest of two brothers who graduated from UW with petroleum engineering degrees. Bruce was a very accomplished and well recognized petroleum engineer, receiving his degree in 1978. Bruce had the privilege of working in many diverse locations including North Dakota, Alaska, Venezuela, New Mexico, Russia, England and Dubai. He was a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers his entire career. There will be one award given annually or $2000.00 to a student enrolled in petroleum engineering. Preference will be given to a student from the Rocky Mountain region.

Marathon Oil Corporation Engineering Scholarship

The Marathon Oil Corporation Engineering Scholarship reflects the Company’s overall commitment to education, and in particular, engineering fields which play a such a crucial role in the United States’ ability to compete globally, as well as further the nation’s ongoing economic growth and prosperity.


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