Gregory A. Bird Endows Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Scholarship
Gregory A. Bird, president and owner of Jetta Operating Co. Inc. in Fort Worth, has endowed a $60,000 scholarship for petroleum engineering students at Texas A&M. His gift creates the Gregory A. Bird ’82 Scholarship, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, in the Nelson Scholars Program.
Named for oilman James K.B. Nelson, the program was established in 1987 to attract exceptional freshmen to the petroleum engineering profession.
“The petroleum industry is doing well, and our graduates are in high demand. As such, we have a surging undergraduate enrollment. Gifts from our successful graduates, like Greg Bird, will let us provide needed scholarships to worthy students. These scholarships allow our department to recruit and retain the talented students we need to produce qualified engineers for the oil and gas industry,” said Stephen A. Holditch, department head and holder of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering.