Posted at 9/17/19, 3:32 PM Press releases

KMG International launches the second edition of its scholarships program

KMG International will award 100 scholarships to high school and university students with outstanding results from Bucharest, Constanta and Prahova. Students who are passionate about the oil and gas industry can apply for the program between September 16 and October 20.

Students who are passionate about the oil and gas industry can apply for the program between September 16 and October 20. The results of the selection process will be announced on November 1.

 “The KMG International scholarships program is one of most important educational projects developed by our company, part of our commitment to foster quality education in Romania. We know that education is the key to the sustainable development of communities and we believe that the young generations need to be supported, especially when their resources are limited. That is why we continue the scholarships program, in order to bring our own contribution to the growth of the next generation of oil and gas professionals.” Alexey Golovin, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer, KMG International.

The scholarships, worth USD 1000 each, are offered for one year of study and will be awarded following a rigorous jury evaluation: 50 will be awarded to students enrolled in the internship program of the company, based on their performance evaluation, and the remaining 50 will be offered through the assessment of their applications.

Among the eligibility criteria for applicants, the following are to be mentioned: the average academic score over 8 (for all the years of study), involvement in volunteering activities and a strong desire to develop their career in the energy field (described in a motivational essay). The specializations targeted include chemistry, mechanical engineering, oil and gas engineering, economics, etc. The evaluation of the applications will be done by a mixed jury, composed of company representatives and partner universities’ representatives, with extensive expertise in the energy sector.

In order to apply to the scholarship program, interested students are invited to consult the official program page to find out if they are eligible and what documents are required for submission. More details:

KMG International, through its member companies based in Constanta, Bucharest, Ploiesti, has organizing internships for several years now, part of the strategy for investing in the development of human resources and transferring knowledge from their professionals to recent graduates. In 2019, 88 students were selected for internships at companies on the Petromidia and Vega platforms, while in Bucharest, at the company's headquarters, 15 students joined. Since 2001, more than 1300 trainees have participated in the program, the high-performing ones starting their career at KMG International.

“Over the last 10 years, we have developed numerous educational and vocational guidance projects to support the ambitions of future generations. Through our practice programs and extensive collaborations with universities from all over the country, we brought students closer to the oil and gas industry and contributed to the transfer of knowledge from the experienced generation to the young one. We continue our efforts by offering material support of young performers who want a to develop a career in the energy sector.” Simona Popovici, Group Human Resources Director, KMG International.

About KMG International

KMG International is an important investor in the Romanian economy, at the same time being a responsible corporate citizen. Through the "Together for All" program, the company has implemented 101 environmental and health protection projects throughout the country. In addition to our strategic partnership with the civil society, we mention the support offered to SMURD, the Civil Society Gala, the George Enescu International Festival and Contest.

Owned by the KazMunayGas company of the Republic of Kazakhstan, KMG International has significant operations in the refining and petrochemical, retail, trading and industrial services sectors on 12 main markets. In Romania, the Group owns Petromidia Navodari refinery, with a refining capacity of 5 million tons per year, Vega Ploiesti refinery - the oldest petrochemical plant, commissioned in 1905 and also a fuel distribution network with over 740 points of sale, 230 LPG stations, 9,000 cylinder stations and 3 LPG storage stations, 7 depots.

The total value of the investments made by KMG International in Romania amounts to USD 4 billion, while the level of contributions to the state budget of Romania amounted to over USD 16 billion in 2007-2018.