The Nabors Charitable Foundation (“Foundation”) has established a scholarship fund to assist employees or their immediate family members who pursue higher education. Isenberg Education Fund Scholarship (“Isenberg Scholarship”) recipients will be well-rounded individuals who succeed both in and out of the classroom and whose qualities exemplify Nabors’ determined commitment to excellence. Renewable scholarships are offered each academic year for study at an accredited secondary school, college or university of the student’s choice.

Who is eligible?
Applicants for an Isenberg Scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be an employee, or the child or an immediate family member of an employee, of an affiliate of the Foundation. Affiliates are companies under common control of an ultimate parent company whose interest in each affiliated company is at least eighty percent (80%).
  • The applicant or his or her immediate family member must be employed by Nabors or its affiliate when award decisions are made.
  • Must be currently enrolled at, or have applied to and met the minimum standards for admission at, an accredited secondary school, college or university located in the United States.

What are the details of the award?

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award in an amount not to exceed the cost of tuition and course-related fees, books, supplies and equipment at the applicable secondary school, college or university. In exceptional cases, the selection committee may approve the use of awards for rent, utilities, room, board and housing-related expenses, computer and other technology related expenses or any other necessary living or educational expenses incurred by the recipient.
  • The term of the award shall be for one academic year. A recipient may reapply for each academic school year of the recipient’s secondary school, undergraduate or postgraduate education.
  • A recipient is not obligated to pursue any particular course of study and may pursue any course of study of his or her own choosing using the award.

How do I apply?

  • The Isenberg Education Fund only accepts applications online. To apply, please visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/isenberg.
  • Carefully review your application before submission. We recommend that you print a copy of your application for your records.
  • The application period for the Isenberg Scholarship program is between January 1 through April 1. All documents must be post marked before or by April 1, to make this application valid. Please note that ineligible, late and incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Applicants are solely responsible for gathering and submitting all information necessary to the application process. Applications found to be incomplete as of the application deadline will not be processed.

How are recipients selected?

  • Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, significant extracurricular accomplishments and financial need. In selecting recipients, the selection committee may consider academic transcripts, aptitude test scores, personal recommendations from instructors or independent sources and any other factors deemed germane in assessing an applicant’s qualifications.
  • Recipients are selected by a selection committee who are independent of Nabors and the Foundation. All information received is considered confidential. In no instance does any officer or employee of Nabors play a part in the selection.

How and when will I be notified?

  • Recipients will be notified of the Foundation's decision in writing. The recipients will also receive a Scholarship Acknowledgment letter.
  • The program is very competitive; not all applicants will be selected. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

What are a recipient’s responsibilities?

  • Upon acceptance, recipients must sign and return a completed Scholarship Acknowledgment letter to the Foundation.
  • Recipient must submit a report of the courses taken and the grades received in each semester during the year the term of the scholarship. Such a report must be verified by the secondary school, college or university attended by the grant recipient. The recipient must also make a statement that the funds received have not been diverted for a purpose inconsistent with the Foundation’s charitable and educational purposes.

How and when are scholarships paid?

  • The Foundation will pay, to the extent possible, the scholarship grant funds directly to the applicable secondary school, college or university that the recipient is attending. The recipient must provide the requisite information. In the case of travel, computer and other necessary living and education expenses, the Foundation will pay the applicable vendor or service provider directly or will reimburse the scholarship grant recipient once he or she has substantiated the expenses incurred with receipts or other supporting documentation.

If the Nabors employee is terminated after the scholarship is announced, will he/she or his/her immediate family member lose the scholarship?

  • No. He/she or his/her family member must be an active employee at the time the recipient is selected to receive an Isenberg Scholarship award. If the applicant or his or her family has any change in employment status (including termination) following selection, the award cannot be discontinued.

Are stepchildren of Nabors employees eligible?

  • Yes, if the children are dependents and claimed on the active Nabors employee’s tax return or employee benefits plan.

Are current undergraduate or graduate students who are Nabors employees eligible for the scholarship?

  • Yes.

If a student receives other scholarships, is he or she eligible for the Isenberg Scholarship?

  • Yes, the student is still eligible for an Isenberg Scholarship.

The Foundation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

Questions may be directed to IsenbergFund@nabors.com