BP Launches 2008 Bursary Program for Azerbaijan's Petro-Geo Students

BP has announced in Baku its 2008 Bursary Program as part of the company's long-term commitment to Azerbaijan's successful future.

The BP Bursary Program is a BP initiative for Azerbaijan. It was first launched in 2007 and is geared towards scholars interested in pursuing oil and gas related studies in Azerbaijan.

The initiative is designed to sponsor up to 50 university students who are specializing in petroleum engineering and geosciences at Azerbaijan's State Oil Academy. It will be open to all first year university students currently enrolled in either the Petroleum Engineering or Geological Prospecting departments at the State Oil Academy. The first scholars will be selected and enrolled in the programme by January 10, 2009.

"This program is aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers in petrotechnical disciplines. The selection of students is made on the basis of highly competitive admission score, academic achievements, and interpersonal skills. We were pleased that last year we had many successful students including women, refugees and internally displaced persons," said Sue Adlam-Hill, BP's Vice-President, Human Resources.