Dr. Oscar Wilhelm Memorial Student Research Fund Endowment

This fund was established in 1993 through a bequest of the Mary Sue Wilhelm Estate to establish the Dr. Oscar Wilhelm Memorial Student Research Fund. It is for the sole use of graduate students in the geosciences program at UTD and shall assist these students through loans or grants to offset travel expenses, field trip expenses, mapping, and expenses incident to the drafting, preparation, reporting, and delivering of theses and dissertations and other research papers not covered by tuition that enhance student learning and research. 

This endowment was funded in memory of Mrs. Mary Sue Wilhelm’s husband, Dr. Oscar Wilhelm. Dr. Wilhelm retired from Shell Oil Company in 1962 after 40 years of service with the Royal Dutch Shell Group. In May 1975, he was made an honorary member of the Dallas Geological Society in recognition of his 53 years of service as a petroleum geologist. Dr. Wilhelm contributed in a major way to the science of petroleum geology, not merely through his ability and interest in the areas in which he worked, but also in his willingness to pass on his knowledge to those who were fortunate enough to be associated with him.

In addition to cash and securities, UTD received numerous maps, books, and other printed materials from the Wilhelm estate for the geosciences program.

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