ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholarship

ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars logo  Tomorrow can begin today for students interested in a career in the energy industry. The ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars program provides educational opportunities and professional development for qualified students. The program's objective is to prepare students for success in the modern business world. The students receive scholarships, business-related training and professional mentoring. The program provides funding for individual scholarships to The University of Tulsa.

*The application process is on hold at this time due to the company splitting into ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66. We will email qualified students when the companies decide how they will be handling this program.


The four principles that distinguish the SPIRIT Scholars Program are:

  • Academic scholarships available to sophomores, juniors, seniors and MBA students. Funding is maintained until anticipated graduation, provided all continuation requirements are achieved.
  • Enrichment programs and activities including leadership development, professional events and community service.
  • Mentorship from a ConocoPhillips professional provides experience and insight into the energy industry.
  • The opportunity to be interviewed for internships and full-time employment at ConocoPhillips.

Scholarship Awards

Applicants for the SPIRIT Scholars program will be considered for scholarship awards during each of their regular semesters of study leading to a bachelor's degree or master's degree (MBA only) in a field of study recruited by ConocoPhillips. A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarships are awarded annually for the fall and spring semesters. Initial year scholarship awards are based on academic performance and leadership activities in high school and/or college.

Minimum Qualifications for Business Students to Apply

  • Available to sophomores, juniors, seniors and MBA's enrolled as a full-time student
  • Committed to majoring in any of the following business majors:  accounting, energy management, finance, management, MIS or marketing
  • Cumulative college retention GPA 3.25/4.0 minimum (unweighted)
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and involvement in student and professional organizations
  • Strong interest in a potential career in the energy business

Scholarship and Financial Support

  • Scholarship award of $8,000 or $4,000 per semester
  • Potential scholarship award increase of $1,000 following the completion of each successful internship (2nd, 3rd and 4th internship with ConocoPhillips)
  • Financial support for enrichment and development activities 
For more information contact the business SPIRIT Scholars coordinator, Caroline Fox, 918.631.2216.

Participating institutions include:

  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Kansas State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Texas
  • The University of Tulsa