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Petroleum Engineering
Investing in Petroleum Engineering Students and Honoring Jocko and Gaye Evans

In Petroleum Engineering at Montana Tech you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of natural resource recovery, the economics of the industry, and respect for the environment. 

You’ll also gain hands-on practice through five high-tech labs on campus and in field experiences across the state and beyond. And, with a degree from Montana Tech, you’ll be in demand whether you enter industry or pursue a graduate degree. 

This DayOne, the Petroleum Engineering Department is asking you to invest in our students and honor someone instrumental to the success of our program with a gift to the John 'Jocko' and Gaye Evans Endowed Scholarship.

During the summer of 2016, a group of former students, colleagues and friends of Jocko and Gaye Evans came together to establish the John ‘Jocko’ and Gaye Evans Endowed Scholarship on Montana Tech’s campus. This scholarship serves as a permanent testament to the impact Jocko and Gaye have had on those around him, the Montana Tech campus & the petroleum industry.



Jocko passed away in November of 2019 and while the Montana Tech community mourns the loss of our professor, mentor, supporter and friend his legacy lives on in the program he cared about so deeply..  

To date over $186,000 has been raised towards the John 'Jocko' and Gaye Evans Endowed Scholarship which allows for four $1,000 scholarships each year.

Our goal is to build the scholarship to $250,000. If we are able to meet this benchmark it means we would be able to award additional scholarships and possible larger scholarship amounts annually for Petroleum Students at Montana Tech. 

During DayOne all gifts to the John 'Jocko' and Gaye Evans Endowed Scholarship will be matched 1:1 up to $8,000 thanks to an anonymous donor as well as Pat O'Brien '73  

Thank you for your support of Montana Tech students and honoring Jocko and Gaye! Please help us spread the word! Share this project on social media, by email and tell your friends! 


Petroleum Engineering Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 MT 12
2 TX 10
3 CO 5
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Student Donor Match
During DayOne 2021 Montana Tech student donors had their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
$2,200 MATCHED
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2
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Canadian Resident Match
Thank you to Bob '82 and Liz Shepherd who matched $5,000 in gifts made by current Canadian residents during DayOne 2021! This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$2,650 MATCHED
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2
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Second Chance - First Time Donor Match
This match has been met and all available funds have been awarded. During DayOne 2021 first time donors had their gifts matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$2,730 MATCHED
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John ‘Jocko’ and Gaye Evans Scholarship Match
Thank you to an anonymous donor and to Pat O'Brien for adding an additional $8,000 in matching funds to the John 'Jocko' and Gaye Evans Endowed Scholarship during DayOne 2021. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$8,000 MATCHED
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First Time Donor Match
This match has been met and all available funds have been awarded. During DayOne 2021 first time donors had their gifts matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2021, Montana Tech's Giving Event!
$5,000 MATCHED
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McCarthy Momentum Match
Thank you to Jack and Leah McCarthy for driving the momentum and excitement during DayOne. An additional $5,000 has been added to DayOne projects, funds and scholarships thanks to their generosity. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Faculty Staff Participation Match Challenge
$5,000 was unlocked with the participation of 50 Montana Tech faculty staff members. $100 will be applied to the project to which the original gift was made by the donor. This match opportunity has been met. Thank you to all of our Montana Tech faculty and staff for participating in DayOne 2021 and supporting the students and programs of Montana Tech!
50 / 50 Donors
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Leaderboard
Departmental Challenge Leaderboard
During DayOne Departments competed head-to-head for a chance to earn extra money towards their department project by bringing in the most donors to their project. The top ten finishers split the pot valued at up to $20,000.Congratulations to all of our departments that competed and thank you to all of our donors supporting your passion through Montana Tech's DayOne 2021Giving Event.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $5,000 Digger Athletics 144
2 $3,750 Mining Engineering 61
3 $2,500 Environmental Engineering 33
4 $2,000 Business 30
5 $1,750 Clark Fork Watershed Education Program 29
6 $1,500 Petroleum Engineering 28
7 $1,250 Geological Engineering 25
8 $1,000 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 23
9 $750 Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 16
10 $500 Institute for Educational Opportunities 15
11 Mathematical Sciences 13
12 Nursing 13
13 Mechanical Engineering 11
14 Biological Sciences 10
15 Civil Engineering 10
16 Highlands College 9
17 Computer Science 8
18 Chemistry & Geochemistry 6
19 Electrical Engineering 3
20 Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 2
21 Student Affairs 2
22 Opportunity and Innovation 0
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