In 2015 the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council (RNC WPC) established a scholarship “Golden Legacy of WPC”, which aims at identifying the most talented and successful students from all over Russia. The competition is held twice a year and engages students of the Russian universities as well as major petroleum industry experts.

Main selection criteria are:

  • full-time student (bachelor, specialist, master, graduate student) in oil and gas;
  • high average score (GPA);
  • special achievements in the scientific or public sphere.

In just 3 years 37 students became the winners of the national Contest. They represent the following universities:

1. Almetyevsk State Oil Institute;
2. Murmansk State Technical University;
3. Tomsk Polytechnic University;
4. Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University);
5. Saint-Petersburg Mining University;
6. Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov;
7. Tyumen State Oil and Gas University;
8. Ufa State Petroleum Technological University.