ConocoPhillips Last Dollar Scholarship

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ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies based on production and proved reserves.  Across our 14 countries of operations, 9,900 people work in a truly integrated way to find and produce oil and natural gas. Our technical capabilities, asset quality and scale, and financial strength are unmatched among independent exploration and production companies and uniquely position us to compete around the world.

We contribute to the well-being of the communities in which we operate through charitable giving, employee volunteerism and civic leadership. We believe the most effective charitable investments are made through strategic relationships with organizations dedicated to serving our communities, day in and day out. We are proud to invest in programs that support students from K-12 through their postsecondary education pursuits. 

Developed in partnership with UNCF, the ConocoPhillips Last Dollar Scholarship Program will provide need-based scholarships of $2,750 to African American college students who demonstrate strong leadership skills. Applicants must be currently classified as college sophomores, juniors, or seniors, and have a declared major in a STEM-related discipline, accounting, finance, human resources, or information technology. Award funds will be disbursed in the spring 2022 semester.

Applicants who do not meet all eligibility and application requirements will not be considered for this scholarship opportunity.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be African American/Black and a US citizen or legal permanent resident.
  2. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Be enrolled full-time as a college sophomore, junior, or senior for the 2021-2022 academic year at any UNCF member institution, other HBCU, or accredited 4-year institution.
  4. Have a declared major in a STEM-related field, accounting, finance, human resources, or information technology.
  5. Must demonstrate leadership skills through on-campus, extracurricular, and volunteer activities. 
  6. Have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a demonstrated unmet financial need, as verified by the applicant’s institution.

Application Requirements

  1. An official or unofficial current academic transcript.
  2. A 1-page essay (see application for details).
  3. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or an administrator.

Letter of Recommendation Instructions

Applicants will invite references during the application process. Applicants should email the How to Submit a Letter of Recommendation document (download link on the right side of this page) to their reference for directions. Emailed letters of recommendation to UNCF will not be accepted at any time.


Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of scholarship decisions by June 30, 2022. Please contact Brandi Williams if you have a question about this scholarship program that has not been answered above.

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