Applicable students shouldn’t miss this industry scholarship opportunity.

While technology might have reduced the need for as many oil field workers as were once needed, there are still plenty of employment opportunities in the North Dakota energy sector. Demand is high for those with the desired skills and education.

North Dakota Petroleum Council is now accepting applications for its Al Golden Scholarship program for the 2019-2020 school year. Students attending a North Dakota college or university and who will remain a full-time student for the fall semester of 2019 and spring semester of 2020 are eligible to apply, as are students pursuing degrees or training in an energy-related field.

The NDPC will award nine $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing degrees or training in an energy-related field.

“Al Golden Scholars are selected based on academic achievement, work or internship experience in the oil and natural gas industry, or a demonstrated commitment to a qualified area of study,” the NDPC said as it announced the opening of the application period.

The Al Golden Memorial Scholarship Fund is named after North Dakota oil pioneer and the first member of the NDPC’s Hall of Fame, Al Golden. The scholarship is funded by individual and company contributions, as well as proceeds from the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.

Since 2008, the program has awarded more than $70,000 to students pursuing a post-secondary education in energy-related fields.

For qualifications and application requirements for the Al Golden Scholarship, visit