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W. W. Allen Biographical Sketch

Wayne Allen is the former chairman and CEO of Phillips Petroleum Company. The success story associated with Allen's record of achievement, leadership and service exemplifies the American dream. His long-range vision, motivation and optimistic focus are characteristics of the professional philosophy that he shares with others. He is a highly-skilled professional who began planning and preparing his dream of becoming an engineer while in high school in Stillwater, Okla. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and later his master's degree in industrial engineering and management, both from Oklahoma State University. Through his many noted accomplishments, tireless efforts, and commitment to educational, social, and humanitarian concerns, Mr. Allen has brought great prestige and honor to himself, to his family and to Oklahoma State University. Since its inception, Mr. Allen has taken a personal interest and joy in seeing the Allen Scholars mature and flourish in the engineering field. Through biannual meetings with Allen Scholars, he has had an enormous impact on their perspective and professional development.

What to expect

The Allen Scholars Program at OSU offers engineering students over $135,000 in scholarship and enrichment. Industry networking, study abroad, mentorship, an annual scholarship of $7500, plus full tuition and housing for a Master's degree at the University of Cambridge is all available to two new recipients each year.

The program is designed for top academic students, who also show significant promise in leadership and career ambition. The program is highlighted by the opportunity to pursue a masters degree at the University of Cambridge in the UK following graduation from OSU.

Qualifications for the Program

Requirements for Continuation in the Program


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