Industry Partners


Purpose and Goal:   To bring both industry and academia together to cultivate and provide the future leaders of the energy industry.  The Industry Partner program at The University of Tulsa (TU) is an exclusive group of ten (10) energy-based companies providing support for the TU Energy Management program.

Financial Commitment:   An annual gift of $25,000

How funds will be utilized:

  • Scholarship program:
  • Company representatives are invited to attend on-campus scholarship interviews and provide general input on the pool of student candidates eligible for your company's scholarship.  As is required by law, final recommendations for scholarship awards wil be made by TU.
  • Your company will have $15,000 in scholarship credit for scholarship disbursements, during the Spring Industry Partner Scholarship Interviews, for the following academic year provided the student meets the established criteria to retain their scholarship.
  • Energy Management (EM) program development and scholarship fund:
  • Industry Partner funds will be used to cover the expenses of up to two (2) summer interns and/or scholarship recipients to attend NAPE in Houston, Texas.
  • Funds are also used to allow EM students to attend local monthly association meetings, industry sponsored seminars, conferences and other industry-related events.
  • Allow the Energy Management Student Association (TEMSA) President to attend the annual meeting of the American Association of Professional Landmen.
  • Provide salary stipends for energy industry professionals, serving as adjunct professors, who teach required industry-related courses in the EM program (i.e., oil & gas law, petroleum engineering lab, energy commodity trading, etc.)
  • Provide funds for the Student/Mentor program, where EM students are paired up with industry professionals to receive a first hand understanding and practical view of the energy industry.
  • Funding will be used to cover non-budgeted program development expenses of the Energy Management Center.
  • Scholarship Interviews:
  • Only Industry Partner Participants and/or representatives of companies or organizations offering scholarships are invited to attend annual scholarship interviews.
  • TEMSA Meeting and TU Game Day Tent Sponsorship:
  • Each Industry Partner will be given the opportunity to sponsor a monthly Energy Management Student Association meeting during the academic year.  This will be on a rotating basis and shared equally among all Industry Partner participants.
  • Industry Partners have first priority on reserving a tent, on Chapman Commons, prior to a TU home football game.  The cost of renting the tent is covered.  Company will cover the catering expense of the food selected by the company.
  • NAPE Student Intern Sponsorship:
  • Industry Partners interns have first priority to attend the North American Prospect Expo (NAPE) in Houston, Texas.

Benefits received by all Industry Partners Sponsors:

  • Scholarship Interviews:   Company representatives are invited to attend the Spring Industry Partner scholarship interviews.
  • Guest Speakers/Guest Professor:    Companies may request the opportunity to have a company representative speak at a TEMSA monthly meeting or possibly serve as a Guest Professor for one evening in an upper division Energy Management course.  This provides your company a platform to discuss industry-related topics relative to the industry and/or your company in general.
  • Energy Management Advisory Board :  Each Industry Partner will be invited to have a designated company representative serve as a member of the TU Energy Management Advisory Board.  The Board will meet twice annually (Fall and Spring) and members will be invited to provide input on the program, as well as being advised on the activities and achievements taking place at TU and in the Collins College of Business.
  • Invitations to attend various TU events including:
    • Fall EM Awards Banquet
    • Friends of Finance luncheons
    • Presidential Lectures
    • TU Athletic events
    • Company's name, logo and active website link on Student Association's website
    • Complimentary subscription to the TU Collins College of Business magazine
    • Monthly Energy Management updates via e-mail.