SUPPORT THE SCHOLARSHIP
More than $100,000 awarded since 2008
Al Golden Scholarship supports North Dakota’s future energy leaders.
The Al Golden Memorial Scholarship Fund, named after North Dakota oil pioneer and the first member of the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Hall of Fame Al Golden, was established in 2008 to support students who are pursuing post-secondary education in geology, engineering, processing plant technology, science, technical skills or other careers related to the oil and gas industry. The scholarships are part of the oil and gas industry’s efforts to help solve growing workforce demands in North Dakota. The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation awards nine $2,000 scholarships each school year. Recipients receive $1,000.00 for the fall semester and $1,000.00 for the spring semester.
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APPLICATIONS OPEN APRIL 1, 2021
Who can apply
The Al Golden Scholarship is open to full-time students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher and are pursuing a post-secondary education in geology, engineering, science, processing plant technology, and other technical skills or trades related to energy development or processing.
- Applicants must also have completed ONE of the following:
- At least six months of work and/or internship experience in the oil and gas industry.
- Completed at least 12 hours in geology, earth science, geological/petroleum engineering, chemistry, math, or safety.
Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will open on April 1, 2021.
Our 2020 Al Golden Scholars
Dickinson State University
University of Mary
Bismarck State College
Help Support North Dakota’s Future Energy Leaders
Your contribution will help students pursuing an education and career in energy
Our Programs and Initiatives
The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation operates several programs, events and initiatives aimed at providing and supporting education and outreach opportunities related to the oil and gas industry; developing and advancing quality of life initiatives; and, promoting and enhancing the conservation heritage of North Dakota.
BAKKEN ROCKS COOKFEST
Held in two communities each summer, this free festival offers food, music, games and activities for kids, and the opportunity to meet and learn from oil and gas companies and their employees operating in our state.
PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE
Planting for the Future is a habitat and conservation program that provides trees and shrubs for large-scale planting projects to private landowners, city and county parks, and others interested in building habitat for the future.
TEACHER EDUCATION SEMINAR
This seminar offers educators the opportunity to earn continuing education credits while learning about the oil industry, touring a rig and other oilfield facilities, ideas to take back to the classroom.
NORTH DAKOTA ENERGY EDUCATION
The ND Energy Education program offers free educational tools, resources and seminars to both students and teachers to help them learn more about North Dakota's oil and natural gas industry and explore energy in STEM.
AL GOLDEN SCHOLARSHIP
Named after North Dakota oil pioneer, the Al Golden Scholarship awards a $2,000 scholarship each year to up to nine students pursuing post-secondary education or training in an energy-related field.
PICK UP THE PATCH
This award-winning program brings oil and natural gas companies and their employees together with members of the community to keep our communities and roadways clean with huge community-wide events and Adopt-a-Highway programs.
BAKKEN CLASSIC club
The Bakken Classic Club is dedicated to enhancing habitat and access to the outdoors throughout North Dakota. Members participate in the annual Bakken Classic Fishing Derby to raise money for conservation projects and partner organizations.
CHARITY & INITIATIVES
The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation continues to support and partner with charitable and civic organizations through sponsorship, in-kind assistance and contributions, volunteerism, and resource drives, and more.
Our Partners & Sponsors
- Assured Partners Energy
- Continental Resources
- Crescent Point
- Endless Tubing
- Henry Hill Oilfield Services
- Hess Corporation
- Iron Oil
- Marathon Oil
- Outrigger Energy
- Petro-Hunt, LLC
- Precise Transport
- XTO Energy