The Waha Oil Scholarship Program was first administered by IIE in the 1970’s, and the program was subsequently relaunched, active from 2007 through 2011. The purpose of the award was to enable qualified full-time Waha Oil employees with the opportunity to pursue full time non-degree studies in the United States with the objective of developing and enhancing their areas of professional expertise with the goal of enhancing the workforce of the Libyan oil industry.