Azerbaijan International

Autumn 2000 (8.3)
Pages 82-83

AGI Petroleum Scholarships

The American Geological Institute (AGI) has awarded academic scholarships to four Azerbaijani petroleum geoscientists - Oktai Rahmanov, Nigar Samadova, Mehti Yusifov, and Javid Zeynalov - to study in the U.S. for the 2000-2001 academic year. The awards in AGI's International Petroleum Geoscience Scholarship Program are made possible through the financial support of ExxonMobil, Chevron and Frontera Resources.

Scholarship awardees have received their diplomas in the Geosciences from Azerbaijan State Oil Academy and have career interests in the petroleum industry. The AGI scholarship provides full support for their study in the geological sciences at Texas A&M University in Houston.

The scholars will have an opportunity for an additional six-week internship at a company-sponsored office in the U.S. before returning to Baku.

This is the fourth year that AGI, a non-profit federation of 35 geoscientific and professional associations, has coordinated the International Petroleum Geoscience Scholarship Program in Azerbaijan. Since 1997, it has awarded 12 scholarships to Azerbaijani geoscientists. AGI works closely with Azerbaijani academic institutions and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) in identifying highly qualified geoscience students for the program.

Contact Marcus E. Milling of AGI in Washington, D.C. at


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