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Oil and Gas Workers Fatality Rates Are 7 Times The National Average For All Occupations.

New Mexico houses the Permian Basin: the “crown jewel” of the world’s oil industry. The Basin has brought in thousands of jobs for workers, but oil field work has its downsides. According to OSHA, It is reported that a total of 120 fatal work injuries occurred in the oil and gas extraction industry in 2008–making it one of the most dangerous jobs in America.

Legal protection is necessary for workers and families affected by oil field-related injuries. Some workers fear that their children will work in the oil industry, and one way for workers to protect their children is by ensuring that they receive an education and advocate for the protection of other oil field workers.

The “Oil Field Safety” Education and Policy Initiative

In an effort to reduce the devastating consequences an oil field injury can inflict on the next generation, Fadduol, Cluff, Hardy, & Conaway, P.C. is offering a $2,500 scholarship to students.


Our oilfield injury lawyers are asking students to write an essay of at least 500 words detailing the story of their parents’ experience work in the oil fields, methods of protection for current and future oil field workers and their families, and their plan for securing their future outside of the industry. Students are encouraged to artfully tell their story and outline detailed ways to protect workers and families in the future.

Eligibility Rules

Applicants must be EITHER high school seniors accepted to a college or university (graduating Summer 2023) OR students that are currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the Fall 2023 semester.

Funds will be sent to the students’ school financial aid office.

The essay must be submitted by August 1, 2023. The winner will be selected by August 16, 2023.

Scholarship FAQ

What is the deadline for submission?

Monday, August 1st, 2023

When will the winner be selected and notified?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

What about my privacy?

No information gathered for this scholarship will be sold to 3rd parties or used for advertising. Information collect is for purposes of scholarship only.

How do I apply?

Submit your application by clicking the button below and completing the form: