Halliburton Scholars Receive Scholarship, Private Jet Trip to Company

Student recipients of the Halliburton scholarship stand shoulder to shoulder in two rows for a group photoOctober 30, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – It can be difficult to know what’s more exciting about being a Halliburton Scholar—being awarded the scholarship or riding on a private jet.

Indeed, the 2018 scholars were given the opportunity to fly to Houston on the company’s private jet and tour its North Belt Campus, one of Halliburton’s major research and development centers.

“It provided a unique opportunity for students to see the leading-edge technology in the industry and to learn how Haliburton endeavors to meet the energy need today and in the future,” said Seung Kam, LSU Petroleum Engineering professor and faculty chaperone for the trip.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Toluwani Adoun, electrical engineering major from Lafayette, La.
  • Martha Cash, electrical engineering major from Shreveport, La.
  • Alex Dixon, mechanical engineering major from West Monroe, La.
  • Morgan Donaldson, chemical engineering major from Schriever, La.
  • Abigail Ferrell, chemical engineering major from Birmingham, Ala.
  • Sarah Jones, chemical engineering major from Baton Rouge
  • Kayla Lehmann, petroleum engineering major from Kenner, La.
  • Hannah Megison, petroleum engineering maor from Baton Rouge
  • Anna Odenwald, industrial engineering major from Baton Rouge
  • Phuc Perrier-Nguyen, chemical engineering major from Baton Rouge
  • Leah Potylchansky, chemical engineering major from Bellaire, Texas
  • Kelly Robertson, chemical engineering major from Alexandria, La.
  • Rusul Schneider, petroleum engineering major from Baton Rouge
  • Lucille Verster, chemical engineering major from Baton Rouge
  • Gabrielle Welty, mechanical engineering major from Baton Rouge
  • Esther Yoo, mechanical engineering major from Baton Rouge

In addition to the scholarship, and of course, the trip to Houston, scholars receive a research position with an LSU faculty member and a summer internship with Halliburton, allowing them to pay for their education and gain hands-on experience in the engineering industry.

“The Halliburton Scholars Program has helped develop me as a leader, student, and professional,” Dixon said.

“I am so thankful and excited for the opportunity to be a Halliburton scholar, Robertson said. “This program will further my academic career as I move toward a future in chemical engineering. I am eager to see how I learn and grow over this year.”

“Getting the news that I had been chosen as a Halliburton Scholar was one of the happiest moments of my life,” Adoun said. “This opportunity means a lot to me and it's not something that I take lightly. It makes me feel that all the hard work that I've put into school has paid off. I'm excited to see what the future holds for my life and career.”

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 55,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset.


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