Killough family gift establishes petroleum engineering fellowship at Texas A&M

John Killough and his mother, Anna T. Killough, have generously funded a fellowship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineeirng at Texas A&M University.

The $90,000 gift funds Killough Family Fellowship through the Texas A&M Foundation.

The fellowship will be used to support reservoir engineering and reservoir simulation by providing assistance with salaries, benefits, travel, equipment research and service of graduate students working in this area. Recipients must be full-time students in good standing pursuing graduate degrees in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M, with specialization in or closely related to the field of reservoir engineering.

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.