Professional Land & Resource Management Program (PLRM)

Introducing Your Next Generation of Land Professionals

Accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)

PLRM, The Professional Land & Resource Management Program, is a relatively new program at Western State Colorado University, initiating the curriculum in January 2008.  It is housed in Western's business program, and is a multi-disciplinary emphasis that draws on some of the most interesting and challenging courses across several programs. The degree program was developed with direct cooperation of a variety of industry professionals with the shared goal of graduating the most prepared land professionals in the country.

Our added goal was that these students would be educated across the disciplines of oil, gas, and mining mineral management as well as, Native American, federal, state and privately owned real estate surface, water and environmental land management.

We believe with confidence this goal has been achieved, as evidenced by the caliber of students you will find highlighted in this site.  You, too, will leave the program with a highly respected and sought after degree by industry.

Do You Have What It Takes?

Navigating the 21st century energy landscape with CHARACTER, EFFICIENCY and VERSATILITY​

CHARACTER  We educate pioneers who do not shy from a challenge.  A career as a land professional is not for the entitled, timid or easily discouraged.  Our students choose Western because they have a drive to push themselves and have forged resilience by climbing 14ers, skiing, working two jobs while taking a full course-load in an unforgiving climate – and loving every minute of it.

EFFICIENCY The needs of the energy industry often shift as quickly as the weather in the Rockies.  Western PLRM students are agile and sure footed.  Whether in the field or in the office, we measure our success is by how quickly we add value.

VERSATILITY We are diplomats and explorers; we seek out opportunity and adventure.   Never limited by geography, and as resourceful as we are practical.  In Denver or Dickinson, from the boardroom to the courthouse, Western PLRM students deliver.

How To Apply

One of nine programs in North America, Western's PLRM program is the only one located in the Rocky Mountains.  PLRM at Western is an intense hands-on program.  We expect nothing short of excellence from our students.

  • PLRM applications are accepted year round, but only evaluated twice yearly on October 31st and February 1st.
  • You may apply electronically, click here to apply to PLRM.
  • Once your application is submitted you will be asked to interview with PLRM leadership.
  • Upon acceptance into the PLRM program, students may only begin the PLRM Program FALL semester.
  • The application to the PLRM program IS NOT an application for admission to Western State Colorado University.  Applicants must be accepted to both the University and the program; for admission to Western click here.
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for program admission.  On a case by case basis, students who have a GPA of less than 3.0, may attain formal admittance through a probationary process by completing their first 12 credits of PLRM emphasis area courses with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • A grade of “C” or above must be attained in all PLRM emphasis area courses to remain in the Program once admitted.

What Will You Learn? What Skills Will You Acquire?

The PLRM program trains students to have successful careers in energy exploration and development.  The industry includes oil and gas as well as mining and alternative energy sources such as wind and solar.  In Western’s PLRM program, you will take a wide variety of classes including the core business classes covering accounting, economics, management, and marketing plus specialized classes in geographic information systems, law, water and environmental issues, natural resource economics, and petroleum geology.  Graduates have a strong business administration education supplemented by specialized courses related to the land management field.

From your coursework, internships and professional networking, you will develop a broad array of skills including the ability to:  identify map areas of interest, understand metes and bounds descriptions from the research of land titles, negotiate leases, prepare curative documents, resolve disputes, and make presentations to management and investors.

Beyond the Classroom?

All students in Western’s program belong to the Western Association of Professional Landmen (WAPL) which offers professional activities.  Many of the companies that contribute financial support to the program visit campus as speakers, presenting information sessions about their companies and topics of interest in the field. In addition the professional activities include interviewing students for summer internships and post-graduation employment.

  • Western students have access to industry professionals and multiple opportunities to network allowing them to find the type of career that best suits their interests.  Classes are small enough that students get to know their professors and each other while they develop skills and knowledge that will serve them throughout their careers.
  • On campus interviews  and social gatherings with professionals, already in the energy industry, looking to network with and hire Western students for summer internships and careers after graduation
  • Field trips are a vital part of the program. Trips include visits to actual mining and oil and gas production sites and discussions with people working in the industry.  Western PLRM students also have the opportunity to attend industry conferences such as NAPE (formerly North American Prospect Expo) in Houston, and other conferences in Denver and Houston.
  • Field Trips to operating wells and drill sites.
  • WAPL Social events.

After Graduation

In the fall of 2011, 12 companies visited campus to recruit Western PLRM students, reflecting the incredible employment opportunities for students in the program.    Nationally, graduates are in high demand and average a starting salary in excess of $25/hour. Land management graduates work alongside geologists and geophysicists in an energy company.

Courses

 ACC 201 - INTRO TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (3 credits)

An introduction to the field of accounting with emphasis on corporate financial statements. Financial statements are viewed as a communication device conveying the financial health of a business to interested parties. The objective of this first course is to teach students to read, analyze, and interpret these financial statements. The emphasis is on developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills using accounting concepts. Students are exposed to the steps used by accountants to record, measure, and process financial information. Cash flow analysis is contrasted with the accrual basis of accounting

 ACC 202 - INTRO TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (3 credits)

An introduction to the preparation, uses, and analysis of common management accounting information. Topics include cost-volume-profit analysis, capital budgeting and present value applications, cash budgets, financial statement analysis, taxes, and management decisions, plus a brief introduction to modern cost accounting, with emphasis on activity-based costing systems. The development of problem-solving and analytical abilities is given primary importance throughout the course. Accounting majors must pass this class with a minimum grade of "C". Prerequisites: MATH 140, MATH 141, or MATH 151 with a minimum grade of “C-“

 BUAD 210 - LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (3 credits)

Provides students an ability to sense the occasions when a lawyer should be consulted for guidance in avoiding legal mistakes. A study is made of the ordinary legal aspects of common business transactions, including the topics of social forces, contracts, personal property, and agency.

 BUAD 220 - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS (3 credits)

Designed to teach students to apply a variety of interdisciplinary computer applications in their business professions. Topics include integrating word processing, spreadsheets, databases, communications, and graphics on personal computers. A minimal skill in keyboarding is required.

 BUAD 270 - PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (3 credits)

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of marketing, including consumer demand and behavior, segmentation, advertising, marketing research, product development, distribution, pricing, the internet as a marketing agent, and global marketing issues. The student is exposed to the most basic tools, factors, and marketing principles administered by management in establishing policy, planning, and complex problem solving. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a minimum grade of "C-" and completion of at least 24 credits

 BUAD 305 - FUND OF PROF LAND AND RES MGMT (3 credits)

Introduction to the energy industry, including petroleum, minerals, wind, solar, and alternative fuels. Includes the history of the energy industry and provides basics in exploration, production, transportation and refining. Electricity generation and transmission is explored and global energy concepts are discussed. Prerequisite: admission into the PLRM program or instructor permission.

 BUAD 309 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (3 credits)

A study of the fundamentals, principles, and practices of effective written communication, including concepts of appearance, language, and psychology of tone and persuasiveness as applied to the business letter, memorandum, and report. Presentation skills are also discussed. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a minimum grade of “C-”

 BUAD 315 - BUSINESS LAW (3 credits)

Study includes: sales, commercial paper, secured transactions, corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts, and agency. Prerequisite: BUAD 210.

 BUAD 320 - PETROLEUM LAND MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

Introduction to the field of land management in the petroleum industry. Covers the necessary knowledge and skills of the petroleum land professional, both in the U.S. and internationally. Topics include land survey systems, mineral ownership and severance, as well as oil and gas leases. Examines other oil and gas exploration and development phases. State and federal leasing is covered. Prerequisites admission into the PLRM program, or instructor permission.

 BUAD 333 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3 credits)

Provides students an understanding of human behavior in organizations today. Students will become familiar with the basic dimensions of organizational behavior covering topics such as leadership, motivation, management of people, and group dynamics. The course stresses an experimental approach as well as the personal nature of the material and how this relates to the complexities of behavior in and of organizations. Prerequisite: BUAD 309 or COTH 202

 BUAD 360 - MANAGERIAL FINANCE (3 credits)

Utilizing theories from the behavioral sciences, this course provides an in-depth examination of the individual customer learning and decision-making processes, segmentation, as well as culture, subculture, and social class relationships with marketing. Students develop an understanding of consumers’ shopping behavior, utilization of different marketing channels, perception of products, and reactions to advertising and other selling methods. Prerequisites: completion of Base Curriculum

 BUAD 397 - ST: PLRM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOP (1 credits)

Prerequisite: completion of Base Curriculum

 BUAD 410 - WATER ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (3 credits)

A comprehensive case law study of water and environmental law, addressing the historical development of the riparian, prior appropriation, Federal and Indian water rights doctrines, and the emergence of Federal and State environmental law and policy, specifically addressing how water law and environmental law interface with and impact each other. This course will develop a knowledge base fundamental to the preparation of a student in the PLRM emphasis. Prerequisite: completion of Base Curriculum

 BUAD 491 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

The formal analysis of an organization’s macro and industry environment

 ECON 202 - MICROECONOMICS (3 credits)

The theory of microeconomics makes use of the tools of marginal cost-benefit analysis to provide a framework for the economic analysis of decision-making. The focus is on the choices of individual firms and consumers, and the resultant outcomes in individual markets. The social implications of the functioning of competitive markets are examined, as well as the causes of market failure and the potential roles of government in correcting them. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 19 or above

 ECON 216 - STATISTICS FOR BUSIN ECONOMICS (3 credits)

An introduction to descriptive statistics and statistical inference, with application in business, including hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and simple regression analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 140, MATH 141, or MATH 151 with a minimum grade of “C-.”

 ECON 370 - NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS (3 credits)

A study of the efficient and equitable use of society's scarce natural resources. This course discusses the application of economic theory to natural resource problems, such as externalities and resource extraction. Particular attention will be placed on Western United States issues, including water, energy, mineral extraction, forestry and public land use. Prerequisites: MATH 140, MATH 141, or MATH 151 with a minimum grade of “C-”

 ENVS 350 - US WESTERN ENVIRONMENTAL POL (3 credits)

An historical and contemporary investigation of U.S. environmental policies with an applied focus on the impact of national policy on the ecosystems and cultures of the American West. Reciprocally, this course traces how pubic lands agencies, social movements, historical land uses, and diverse cultures in the West shape U.S. environmental policy. Students combine analysis and discussion of major U.S. policies, prominent theories and issues, and student-led environmental service projects to better understand environmental challenges. Prerequisites: ENVS 100

 GEOG 340 - INTRO GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYSTEMS (3 credits)

An introduction to the concepts and techniques of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Topics covered include fundamentals of mapping, data formats, data acquisition, and quantitative analysis of spatial data. The laboratory component emphasizes practical applications of GIS to contemporary problems including but not limited to watershed analysis, land-use planning, environmental assessment, and market analysis. Prerequisites: GEOG 222 or GEOL 105

 GEOL 101 - PHYSICAL GEOLOGY GSC2 (3 credits)

An introductory class that emphasizes the environmental aspects of geology. The course covers the basic principles of physical geology, such as minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and origin of landscapes by mass wasting, rivers, glaciers, ground water, and nearshore processes. Throughout this course, focus is on the effect of geology on human society through the study of geologic hazards, energy resources, and mineral resources.

 GEOL 105 - PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LAB GSC1 (1 credits)

An introduction to identification of minerals and rocks and a discussion of their genesis followed by a study of landscapes formed by mass wasting, rivers, glaciers, ground water, and nearshore processes. Many of these principles are observed on local field trips. Prerequisite or corequisite: GEOL 101.

 GEOL 455 - PETROLEUM GEOLOGY W LAB (4 credits)

A study of the physical and chemical processes responsible for the distribution of hydrocarbons and associated fluids in the Earth's crust and techniques for hydrocarbon exploration and resource assessment. Topics include the principle components of Petroleum Systems Analysis, including: the maturation, expulsion, and migration of hydrocarbons

 MATH 140 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA GMA1 (3 credits)

An integration of the essential algebraic manipulations, solving equations and inequalities, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and techniques of graphing. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 19 or above

Scholarships

Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 Chesapeake Energy Plrm Scholarship

Available to:
PLRM majors with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Students must demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities and dedication to the PLRM program.

Provided by:
Chesapeake Energy.

Amount:
5 awards of $4000.

Selected by:
PLRM Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Denver Association Of Petroleum Landmen

Available to:
Full-time students with at least a Junior status, enrolled in the Professional Land and Resource Management Program.

Provided by:
Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Encana Oil & Gas (Usa) Inc.

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need will be considered.

Provided by:
Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
MDU Resources Foundation and Fidelity Exploration & Production Company.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (approximately $600).

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Gunnison Energy Corporation

Available to:
Full-time students that have obtained junior or senior status and have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered. Students must be from Western Colorado.

Provided by:
Gunnison Energy Corporation.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Gunnison Energy Plrm Scholarship For Gunnison Valley

Available to:
Full-time students that are graduates of Gunnison High School and have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered. Students must be a Freshman or seeking an Additional Bachelors Degree.

Provided by:
Gunnison Energy Corporation.

Amount:
2 awards of $2500 each.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Long, John S. Scholarship

Available to:
Juniors and Seniors in the Professional Land and Resource Management Program who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Provided by:
The Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen in memory of John S. Long, a well-known and well-loved Landman in the Denver Oil Community.

Amount:
$1000 - $2500

Selected by:
The John S. Long Scholarship Fund Committee

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Business, Accounting and Economic Scholarships


[Anchor] The following scholarships are available to students in the Business, Accounting and Economics (BAE) department. 

Billmeyer, Matthew Memorial Scholarship
Binford, Harold E. Business Scholarship
Bonanza Creek Scholarship
Borick, Business Scholarship
Cherry, Denver Memorial Accounting Scholarship
Chesapeake Energy PLRM Scholarship
Cox, James H. Business Administration Scholarship
Cummins, D.H. and Mildred Scholarship Fund
Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
Depp, Stephen Paul Memorial Scholarship
Eastman, Donald S. Business Scholarship
Encana, Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Gunnison Energy Corporation
Gunnison Energy PLRM Scholarship for the Gunnison Valley
Gunnison Savings & Loan Scholarship
Haverly, F.S. Academic Scholarship
Kregel, Kathleen Scholarship
Little, Richard and Gloria Memorial Business Scholarship
Long, John S. Scholarship
McElvain, T.H. Scholarship
Mikesell Scholarship in Accounting
Miller, Marshall Business Scholarship
Mt. Emmons Project Professional Land & Resource Management Scholarship
Porter, Ralph E. Business Administration Scholarship
Questar Exploration & Production Company Scholarship
Reed, J. Ralph Business Scholarship
Sloan, Alva W. Memorial Accounting Internship
Solich, George & Carol Scholarship
Urban, Paul "Legends of Industry" Scholarship
Whiting, Vern Memorial Scholarship
Wilson, Roger E. Memorial Business Scholarship

[Anchor] BILLMEYER, MATTHEW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time students of any class with a GPA of 2.0 or greater. Preference given to students majoring in Department of Business, Accounting & Economics.

Provided by:
The Billmeyer family in memory of Matthew Billmeyer "79."

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting & Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] BINFORD, HAROLD E. BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Students majoring in Business or Accounting; must have completed 60 hours of course work of which a minimum of 30 hours must at Western, be among top 5 as ranked by overall GPA.

Provided by:
Friends to honor Dr. Binford when he retired from Western State College as Professor and Chairman of the Division of Business.

Amount:
Amount will be determined based on funds available. 2 awards annually.

Selected by:
Western State College Business Department.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] BONANZA CREEK SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and demonstrate financial need.

Provided by:
Bonanza Creek Energy Operating Company, LLC.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (approximately $1000).

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] BORICK, BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Declared majors in Business, Accounting and Economics who are US citizens. Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 3.4 or greater. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Preference given to students actively involved in the BAE department and involved on campus.

Provided by:
Louis Borick on behalf of his son Steven Borick "75."

Amount:
Awards based on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] CHERRY, DENVER MEMORIAL ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Accounting majors, junior or senior standing, full-time students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and demonstrate academic promise.

Provided by:
Family of Denver Cherry.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Business Dept.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] CHESAPEAKE ENERGY PLRM SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
PLRM majors with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Students must demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities and dedication to the PLRM program.

Provided by:
Chesapeake Energy.

Amount:
5 awards of $4000.

Selected by:
PLRM Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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COX, JAMES H. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Declared majors in Business Administration, Jr or Sr status, full-time students with a GPA of 2.0 - 2.5 preferred. Student needs to be recommended by 1 or more WSC Business division faculty. Preference given to members of Delta Sigma Pi, New York State Residents and Community College graduates.

Provided by:
James H Cox 1966 and 1968 graduate of WSC.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] CUMMINS, D. H. AND MILDRED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Available to:
Gunnison High School graduate majoring in business, chemistry or history at Western State College, with a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students must be prepared to demonstrate financial need, a positive attitude and academic ability.
Provided by:
Dr. D.H. Cummins, Professor of History and Dean of Academic Affairs at Western State College, in memory of his wife, Mildred, who taught in the Gunnison Public Schools. In addition, contributions to the scholarship have been made by family and friends in memory of both D.H. and Mildred Cummins.
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Western State Foundation and the Director of Financial Aid.
Application:
Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application. Narrative should demonstrate financial need, positive attitude and academic ability.
 
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[Anchor] DENVER ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM LANDMEN


Available to:
Full-time students with at least a Junior status, enrolled in the Professional Land and Resource Management Program.

Provided by:
Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] DEPP, STEPHEN PAUL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Non-traditional students enrolled as a business major with a GPA of 3.0

Provided by:
The Depp family (Paul ’74 and Roberta) and friends to honor the memory of Stephen Paul Depp

Amount:
Award depends on funds available

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] EASTMAN, DONALD S. BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Western State College students who are majoring in Accounting or Economics and have earned at least 30 hours at WSC.

Provided by:
Don Eastman.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Business Department.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC.


Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need will be considered.

Provided by:
Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] FIDELITY CHARITABLE GIFT FUND


Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
MDU Resources Foundation and Fidelity Exploration & Production Company.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (approximately $600).

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] GUNNISON ENERGY CORPORATION


Available to:
Full-time students that have obtained junior or senior status and have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered. Students must be from Western Colorado.

Provided by:
Gunnison Energy Corporation.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] GUNNISON ENERGY PLRM SCHOLARSHIP FOR GUNNISON VALLEY


Available to:
Full-time students that are graduates of Gunnison High School and have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered. Students must be a Freshman or seeking an Additional Bachelors Degree.

Provided by:
Gunnison Energy Corporation.

Amount:
2 awards of $2500 each.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] GUNNISON SAVINGS AND LOAN SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a Business, Accounting or Economics Major. Must also be a member of GS&L.

Provided by:
Donation from Gunnison Savings & Loan.

Amount:
$750

Selected by:
Dept of Business, Accounting & Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] HAVERLY, F. S. ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time Business, Accounting or Economics majors. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and have completed, or will complete 60 credit hours at WSC by semester end in which scholarship is awarded. Students must have financial need.

Provided by:
A gift from F.S. Haverly who was an Accounting professor at Western for over 20 years.

Amount:
One scholarship for $1000 or two scholarships for $500.

Selected by:
Western State Business Department.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] KREGEL, KATHLEEN SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time female Business, Accounting or Economics majors, who are Colorado residents. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or better and have recipient-year class standing of sophomore through senior. Students must have financial need.

Provided by:
Kathleen M. Kregel ('87 MBA) & James R. Smith.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State Business Department.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] LITTLE, ROBERT AND GLORIA MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Declared majors in Business, Accounting and Economics, full-time students with a GPA of 2.8 or greater. Have both academic promise and financial need.

Provided by:
Robert Little in memory of Gloria Little.

Amount:
14 awards of $500.00 each.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] LONG, JOHN S. SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Juniors and Seniors in the Professional Land and Resource Management Program who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Provided by:
The Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen in memory of John S. Long, a well-known and well-loved Landman in the Denver Oil Community.

Amount:
$1000 - $2500

Selected by:
The John S. Long Scholarship Fund Committee

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] McELVAIN, T.H. SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
PLRM majors who have a minimum GPA of 3.00. Financial need will be considered.  Preference will be given to children of McElvain employees.

Provided by:
McElvain Oil & Gas Company.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
PLRM Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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MIKESELL SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING


Available to:
Students with a declared majors in Accounting. Colorado residents and US citizens. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and demonstrate financial need. Preference placed on students who attended High School in communities with a population of less than 10,000. Scholarship may be renewable.

Provided by:
Greg and Monica Mikesell.

Amount:
1 award for $1200.

Selected by:
Accounting Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] MILLER, MARSHALL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Business majors who are graduates of a Colorado high school. Students  must have junior/senior status with a minimum GPA of 2.25.  Students must demonstrate financial need and high personal standards.

Provided by:
Marshall Miller.

Amount:
Depending on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] MOUNT EMMONS PROJECT PROFESSIONAL LAND AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time students with a junior or senior status within the PLRM program.  Must demonstrate financial need.  Must have a GPA of 2.85 or greater.  Must express a stong interest in pursuing a professional career in the Natural Resource industry with a preference for students interested in a career in the mining industry and related fields.  Must support the economic development of the nation's natural resources.

Provided by:
Mt. Emmons Moly Company for the Mount Emmons Project

Amount:
Annual scholarship of $1,500

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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[Anchor] PORTER, RALPH E. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time Business Administration majors. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Provided by:
Ralph Porter who was associated with Western State College for more than sixty years. He worked directly to serve the College as a student, Secretary to the President, Treasurer, and Business Manager.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Business, Accounting & Economics Department.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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QUESTAR EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
Questar Exploration and Production Company.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (two scholarships of approximately $2,500 each).

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

REED, J. RALPH BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Declared majors in Business, Accounting and Economics. Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 3.5 or greater. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Students who have distingushed themselves as people of strong character and morals. Preference given to those actively involved in the department.

Provided by:
LIATIS Foundation.

Amount:
Awards based on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

SLOAN, ALVA W. MEMORIAL ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP

Available to:
Students who have earned at least 60 hours of college credit and majoring in Accounting or Business at Western. Preference given to legal residents of Colorado; who qualify for financial assistance through work-study programs.

Provided by:
His wife, Millie, family and friends, as a tribute to the memory of a man who served Western State College with exceptionally high standards for seventeen years as an Accountant and Controller.

Amount:
Spring term award is approximately $500.

Selected by:
Chair, Business, Accounting & Economics Department, V.P. Business Affairs and Controller through application and personal interviews.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Other:
Award provides payment for practical experience in the Western State College Accounting Office. Academic credit can also be earned through the Department of Business and Accounting.

SOLICH, GEORGE & CAROL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
The Energy Cup Matches.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (approximately $1300).

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

URBAN, PAUL 'LEGENDS OF INDUSTRY' SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Recipients must maintain a 3.3 GPA and be involved in extra-curricular activities.  Scholarship is to be used for tuition ONLY.  Students who have scholarships that already cover tuition expenses are ineligible.

Provided by:
Paul's wife, Ann Marie, Eric McGlone and other friends.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program and Ann Urban.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

WHITING, VERN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students majoring in Business, Accounting or Economics. Students must be junior or senior standing and must demonstrate financial need.  Students must have exhibited a work ethic that has assisted in financing their education.  Preference given to non-traditional students.
 

Provided by:
Vern's wife, Nell, and family and friends.

Amount:
$250.

Selected by:
Faculty of the BAE department in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

WILSON, ROGER E. MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full time Colorado residents who demonstrate financial need. Must be majoring in Business, Accounting or Economics. 2.5 GPA required to maintain scholarship.

Provided by:
Douglas A. Wilson to honor his brother.

Amount:
Depending on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 American Association Professional Landmen (AAPL) Scholarship

Determined by AAPL.  See PLRM Director for further information and deadline.

 Gunnison Valley Fidelity Exploration and Production Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
GVFEP

Amount:
Award depends on funds available 

Selected by:
PLRM Leadership

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Industry Partner Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
Various PLRM associated companies

Amount:
Award depends on funds available

Selected by:
PLRM Leadership

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Newfield Exploration Company Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students with at least a Junior status, enrolled in the Professional Land and Resource Management Program.

Provided by:
Newfield Exploration Company

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
PLRM Leadership

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Western 300 Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
Various PLRM associated companies

Amount:
Award depends on funds available

Selected by:
PLRM Leadership

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213


Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Co-director, Professional Land and Resource Management/Lecturer in Business Administration
B.S., California Polytechnic State University , M.S., Baylor University
Phone: (970) 943-2563
Office Location: Borick Business Building 225