Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) Announces Two Major Scholarship Programs That are Available to Sturm College of Law Students

The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) has announced two important scholarship programs that are open to University of Denver Sturm College of Law full-time students.

The AIPN was founded in 1981 to enhance the professionalism of cross-border energy negotiators throughout the world. It is now composed of more than 2,900 members in more than 80 countries, representing numerous international oil and gas companies, host governments, law firms and academic institutions.

The winner of the first program, the Student Outreach Program, will receive a fully paid trip and registration to the AIPN Spring Conference April 13-15, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas. Please click here to see the conference brochure. Students with a focus or serious interest in oil and gas law and policy are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. Applicants should submit a one-page explanation about how they would benefit from attending the conference. Applications, which must be received by February 28, should be e-mailed to Lucy Daberkow by clicking here.

The second program is the Student Scholarship Program, which underwrites eight scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each. These scholarships will be awarded for the academic year beginning with the fall 2011 semester. For more information about the Student Scholarship Program, please click here. An application form is available by clicking here and the reference form can be accessed by clicking here. Applications must be submitted to AIPN by June 1, 2011, and applicants will be notified of results on or about July 15, 2011.

Don C. Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, said, "The University of Denver is privileged to be one of the select universities that the AIPN has chosen to participate in these programs. Among the universities that are involved include institutions in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Qatar, and the U.S. These programs represent excellent opportunities to students to learn more about the AIPN, one of the premier organizations of its kind in the world."

For more information about the scholarship programs, please contact Mr. Smith by clicking here.

The AIPN also has a student membership, which is available for $25. To access the AIPN Student Memberships Benefits brochure, please click here.

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