BP America’s Wyoming operations are anchored in the south-central part of the state in the Wamsutter field, one of America’s premier reservoirs of tight gas. The company’s Lower 48 business is the field’s largest operator, with about 2,000 wells. An industry leader in innovation, BP drilled Wyoming's first multilateral well in Wamsutter in 2016; a technique that increases hydrocarbon recovery while reducing surface use.

As an integral member of the community, BP and its Wyoming-based employees wish to give back by offering $5,000 college scholarships to residents of Wyoming pursuing STEM fields at the University of Wyoming. See eligibility for full details.


All applications must be submitted by March 30, 2018

All applicants must submit an official high school transcript. College freshmen currently enrolled at the University of Wyoming must also submit an official college transcript.

Applicants will be required to upload a 500 – 750 word personal statement addressing all of the following questions:

  • What have been the most important education experiences to-date that have prepared you for continued success in college?
  • What has motivated you to major in a STEM field?
  • How do you intend to apply your education within the energy industry upon your college graduation?
  • Why should you be considered for a BP America Production Company (Lower 48) Energy Scholarship?


To be considered for a BP America Production Company (Lower 48) Energy Scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A legal resident of the state of Wyoming, with a preference given to students from Carbon and Sweetwater Counties.
  • A current high school senior planning to enroll full-time at the University of Wyoming in the fall of 2018. Or, a first-year freshmen currently enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Wyoming.*
  • Must be majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field of study with a preference given to students pursing studies in areas of interest to the energy industry.

*The program administrators reserve the right to define a first-year freshmen. Generally, this will be viewed as students in their first year of attendance at the University of Wyoming in the fall term immediately following high school graduation. Or, students entering the University of Wyoming not immediately following high school graduation, but with fewer than 24 college credit hours earned after high school graduation.

Selection Criteria

Awards will be based on the information provided on the application, the personal statement, academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, individual goals and applicant’s demonstrated interest in the energy industry.

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a process developed by Charitable Management Systems, Inc. based on the stated selection criteria. All applicants will be notified by the end of April.


Applications must be submitted online

Transcripts should be mailed to:

BP America Production Company (Lower 48) Energy Scholarship Program
PO Box 648
Naperville, IL 60566

For program questions or technical support: