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African Energy Chamber

Education Fund

About the fund

The AEC Energy Education Fund 2023 recognizes and rewards 8 exceptional students, with special consideration given to female students. To be eligible for the award, applicants must under 35 years old and enrolled in undergraduate/postgraduate level studies in any oil, gas or energy-related field. The selection process will primarily be based on academic excellence, ensuring that recipients have demonstrated exceptional performance in their studies.

In addition to the recognition and prestige associated with the AEC Energy Scholarship Award, the recipients will receive financial support ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. This funding is intended to ease the financial burden of pursuing higher education and enable the scholars to focus on their studies and professional development in the energy sector.

Application guidelines.

  1. Eligibility Criteria
  2. Applicants must be citizens of an African country and 35 years old or younger.
  3. Applicants must have a strong academic record and demonstrate a commitment to the energy sector.
  4. Applicants should be enrolled or planning to enrol in an accredited educational institution, pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or program related to the oil and gas/ energy sector (e.g., engineering, geosciences, economics, finance, law, etc.).
  5. Financial need may be taken into consideration, but it is not the sole determining factor.
  6. Preference will be given to female applicants.

Required Documents

Applicants must submit the following documents:

• Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume: Include information (such as age and contact details), details of your education, work experience, extracurricular activities, and any relevant achievements.

• Academic transcripts: Provide official or certified copies of your academic transcripts, demonstrating your academic performance to date.

• Personal statement: Write a compelling personal statement outlining your interest in the energy sector, your career goals, and how the scholarship will contribute to your aspirations.

• Recommendation letters: Submit at least two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your character, academic abilities, and potential in the energy sector. These individuals could be professors, employers, or professionals in the industry.

• Proof of enrolment: If you are currently enrolled in an educational institution, provide proof of your enrolment. If you are a prospective student, you may submit your acceptance letter or any other documentation indicating your admission to a relevant program.

• Any additional supporting documents: If you have any other documents that you believe strengthen your application (e.g., certificates, awards, publications, etc.), include them as well.

To apply, please follow the following steps

  • Review this guideline and prepare the necessary documents listed above. Ensure that all documents are complete, up-to-date and in the required format (PDF).
  • Submit your application and supporting documents via email to [email protected] and  [email protected] with the email subject: AEC Energy Education Fund Application.
  • Do not submit multiple applications.
  • Application deadline is 31 August 2023. Any application received after this date will not be considered.
  • Selection Process
  • Application review: The African Energy Chambers Education Fund committee will carefully review all submitted applications and evaluate them based on the eligibility criteria, academic achievements, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.
  • Interview: Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview, either in person or via video conferencing, to further assess their suitability for the scholarship.
  • Final selection: The scholarship recipients will be selected based on the overall evaluation of their application, interview (if applicable), and available funds.
  • Notification and Award
  • Notification: All applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee’s decision. Successful applicants will receive an official notification letter detailing the scholarship award.
  • Acceptance and acknowledgment: Scholarship recipients must formally accept the scholarship award within the specified timeframe and provide any requested documentation or information for administrative purposes.
  • Disbursement: Scholarship funds will be disbursed according to the terms and conditions outlined in the notification letter

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