Each year, the NHAPL Board of Directors votes to give multiple scholarships to student applicants for the upcoming school year. The applicants are thoroughly reviewed in a process beginning in March, led by the Philanthropic Chair, Sam Kneisley (Sabine O&G) and then announced at the May Luncheon.

This year, in 2020, we'll be awarding three (3) scholarships of $1,000 to deserving individuals. If you know a student who is pursuing a career in the Land industry, please contact us!

Our 2018-2019 recipients of scholarships are:


Nicolas is a bilingual Junior Energy Commerce student at Texas Tech. In the summer of 2019 Nicolas will be interning with Chevron in the Covington, Louisiana office; looking over the Gulf of Mexico deep water assets. Along with being an Energy Commerce student, he is also involved in many organizations such as the Society of Petroleum Engineers, AAPL, and Energy Commerce Association. Furthermore, Nicolas works as a Legal Runner and is a seasonal Business Owner all while maintaining exceptional grades, this past semester earninga 4.0 with a cumulative GPA of 3.7.

Nicholas's Thank You:


I am sincerely honored and very grateful to have been selected as one of this year’s NHAPL Scholarship recipients. With the cost of today’s education, the financial support from NHAPL is key to my success at Texas Tech while pursuing my Energy Commerce degree.  

Thank you for your generous financial aid, because of your scholarship I will have the opportunity to clearly focus and accomplish my academic goals, while at the same time significantly decrease my academic financial impact. I am thrilled to enter the Oil and Gas industry and one day also have the opportunity to give back to the community and assist others the same way NHAPL has done for me.

Best Regards,
Nicolas Teran


Cameron is a junior Energy Commerce major from Pearland, TX and is attending Texas Tech University. She will be beginning her senior year in the fall of 2019 with an expected graduation date of May 2020. Cameron is an active member of Texas Tech’s Energy Commerce Association, serving as the Junior President from 2018-2019 and as President from 2019 to present. Cameron will be interning with Marathon Oil in the summer of 2019.

Cameron's Thank You:


I would like to thank everyone within NHAPL for selecting me as a recipient of the 2018-2019 scholarship. I am honored to be able to represent this organization as a recipient, and it is something I do not take lightly. This generous contribution towards my education will overall lessen my financial burden and allow me to focus completely on finishing up my degree and entering the workforce. 
In addition to just assisting me financially, this scholarship holds additional significance to me. It means a lot to receive this support from other industry professionals and fills me with optimism for my own career. I hope someday to also be able to give back and support young professionals on their journey into the industry. 

Thank you,
Cameron Holman 


Sam Jackson is a student at the University of Oklahoma pursuing majors in energy management and finance. Throughout the summer of 2017, Sam worked as an imager for a broker in Oklahoma City, and during the summer of 2018 he worked for Mustang Fuel Corporation in their land department. He has served in several leadership roles at OU including president of one of the largest fraternities on campus, Lambda Chi Alpha, social chair and the incoming vice president for the Energy Management Student Association, and is an associate of the JCPenney leadership program. He looks forward to an exciting and challenging career in the energy industry.

Sam's Thank You Letter:


I am honored to be a recipient of the NHAPL scholarship award. This scholarship is pivotal to the financing of my college education. Coming from a family with five kids, my parents and I work very hard to ensure I am able to pursue a college degree. This award will allow me to focus more on my academics and less on the increasing costs of tuition. 


It is exciting to receive a scholarship from such a reputable organization associated with the energy industry. I look forward to a career in the energy industry and this scholarship will certainly be something I talk about in energy-related job interviews.

Sam Jackson


Shane Toner - University of Oklahoma (2017)

Daniel Melacon - Tulsa University (2017)

Trevor Berryman - University of Oklahoma (2016)

Evan Estes - Texas Tech University (2016)

Hunter Hobbs - University of Oklahoma (2015)

Connor Brady - University of Tulsa (2015)

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