Carolyn and Dick Jones fund petroleum engineering scholarship at Texas A&M

A gift from Richard L. “Dick” Jones Jr. ’55 will establish a petroleum engineering scholarship for a full-time student in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University.

The $50,000 gift, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, will establish the Carolyn and Richard L. “Dick” Jones Jr. ’55 Scholarship.

“The Joneses have a long history of support for Texas A&M University and the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering,” said Brady Bullard, director of development for petroleum engineering with the Texas A&M Foundation. "This most recent scholarship will benefit students pursuing their degree and help elevate our program for many years to come."

The Texas A&M petroleum engineering department ranks first among undergraduate programs at public institutions in the U.S. and has been ranked second in graduate studies among top universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Dwight Look College of Engineering had more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Fall 2012.

The Texas A&M Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises major gifts and manages endowments for the sole benefit of Texas A&M University.