Standing today as the world's third-largest energy company, ConocoPhillips has been a driving force in the industry since its humble beginning in 1875. The company owes a large measure of that success to the strong partnerships it has built both within the industry and the communities in which it operates, including establishing the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars Program at TU.
Through the program, the company has developed an innovative initiative to assist students interested in careers in the energy industry. The program provides qualified students with academic scholarships, enrichment activities, mentorships with a company professional, and the opportunity for internships or full-time employment.
TU has been participating in the SPIRIT Scholars Program since 1997. The company's support has provided first-hand experience and financial support to more than 100 TU students in petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and business, many of whom have gone on to work for ConocoPhillips.