2015 Grants-in-Aid Recipients

In 2015, the Grants-in-Aid program awarded 121 graduate and doctoral students with a total of $239,000 in geoscience research funds.

These funds are granted annually thanks to our Named Grants, most of which bear the names of many generous supporters of the AAPG Foundation. These grants are given to provide financial assistance to graduate students (currently enrolled in Masters or Ph.D. programs) whose thesis research has application to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources, and/or to related environmental geology issues.

Student University Grant
Shakura Jahan Auburn University Don R. Boyd Memorial Grant
Brandon Rasaka Baylor University Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Ethan Spiegel Binghamton University Eastern Section Named Grant
Maia Davis California State University, Long Beach Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Grant
Yannick Wirtz California State University, Long Beach Arthur A. Meyerhoff Memorial Grant
Yuan Yuan China University of Petroleum Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Guanghui Yuan China University of Petroleum Kenneth O. Stanley Memorial Grant
Youwei Wang China University of Petroleum (Beijing) W. David Wiman Memorial Grant
Wenyang Wang China University of Petroleum-Beijing James E. and Elloie B. Wilson Memorial Grant
Elizabeth Horne Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Evan Jones Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Jianqiao Wang Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Kurt Livo Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Marisa Connors Colorado State University Ike Crumbly Minorities in Energy Named Grant
Kathryn Schuller Colorado State University Alexander and Geraldine Wanek Memorial Grant
John Mason Cornell University David Worthington Family Grant
Alexander Petrov Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas Gustavus E. Archie Memorial International Grants 
Ellen Reat Indiana University James W. Milliken Memorial Grant
Sergey Ishutov Iowa State University Gustavus E. Archie Memorial International Grants 
Tomas Capaldi Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin Weimer Family Named Grant
Michael Tummons Kansas State University Barrett Family Named Grant
Martial Morrison Louisiana State University Edward B. Picou, Jr. Named Grant
Kyle Brennan Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Robert & Carolyn Maby Memorial Grant
Jaimeson Fredericks Missouri University of Science & Technology Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Ryan Hillier Montana State University Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Lauren Thomas Montana State University Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Cody Stopka New Mexico State University Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Matthew Jones Northwestern University Alexander and Geraldine Wanek Memorial Grant 
Bohyun Hwang Ohio State University Michael S. Johnson Named Grant
Alexander Conti Ohio University Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists Named Grant
Regina Callaway Oklahoma State University Duncan A. McNaughton Memorial Grant
Taylor Ewald Oklahoma State University Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Britney Temple Oklahoma State University Hugh D. Miser Memorial Grant
Beth Vanden Berg Oklahoma State University Gustavus E. Archie Memorial Grants
Garett Brown Pennsylvania State University Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Ellen Chamberlin Pennsylvania State University Edward C. and Caroline Beaumont Named Grant
Madeleine Vickers Plymouth University William E. Gipson Named Grant
Justin Drummond Queen's University Jay M. McMurray Memorial Grant
E. Judith Elliott Queen's University Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Brandee Carlson Rice University David Worthington Named Grant
Trevor Swindell San Diego State University Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Oliver Friesen Simon Fraser University Harry and Joy Jamison Named Grant
Ethan Melville South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Grants-in-Aid General Fund
John Ejembi Southern Illinois University Carbondale Classen Family Named Grant
Kimberly Lau Stanford David Worthington Named Grant 
Chris Castillo Stanford University Lawrence W. Funkhouser Named Grant
Cody Trigg Stanford University R. Dana Russell Memorial Grant
Ryan C. Samuels Texas A&M- College Station James E. Hooks Memorial Grant
Liqin Sang Texas A&M Univerisity James E. Hooks Memorial Grant
Drew Davis Texas A&M University Michel T. Halbouty Memorial Grant
Jenna Hessert Texas Tech University Thomas A. Hendricks Memorial Grant
Alex Ohara University at Buffalo Richard W. Beardsley Named Grant
David Kulikowski University of Adelaide Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Carmine Wainman University of Adelaide Grants-in-Aid General Fund
April Knox University of Alaska Fairbanks Kenneth H. Crandall Memorial Grant
Carolyn Marie Furlong University of Alberta David Worthington Named Grant 
Marisa Earll University of Arizona Jean G. Funkhouser Memorial Grant
Shana Wolff University of Arizona Suzanne Takken Memorial Grant
Julie Griffin University of California - Davis R. E. McAdams Memorial Grant 
Leanne Hancock University of California Riverside John E. Kilkenny Memorial Grant
Emily Orzechowski University of California, Berkeley Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Neil Griffis University of California, Davis Marilyn Atwater Memorial Grant
Charles Trexler University of California, Davis Frederick A. Sutton Memorial Grant
Trevor Waldien University of California, Davis Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Jeanette Arkle University of Cincinnati Ohio Geological Society Named Grant
Yiduo Liu University of Houston SEAPEX Named Grant
Tyson Smith University of Houston John H. and Colleen Silcox Named Grant
Jingjing Zong University of Houston Sherman A. Wengerd Memorial Grant
Andrew Canada University of Idaho Paul Danheim Nelson Memorial Grant
Adam Jackson University of Kansas Raymond C. Moore Memorial Grant
Oscar Javier Arévalo Báez University of Leeds Harold J. Funkhouser Memorial Grant
Ian Winkelstern University of Michigan Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Todd Kremmin University of Minnesota Duluth William E. & Jean Crain Named Grant
Bobbi Brace University of Nebraska-Lincoln Rodney A. Bernasek Memorial Grant
Sarah Evans University of Nevada, Las Vegas Richard C. Hasson Memorial Grant
Andrew Sadowski University of Nevada, Reno Arthur A. Meyerhoff Memorial Grant
Katherine Lindzey University of Oklahoma Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
Fnu Suriamin University of Oklahoma Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
Alyssa Wickard University of Oklahoma Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Bryan Turner University of Oklahoma-Geology & Geophysics Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
Simon Alder University of Otago Martin D. Hewitt Named Grant
Rebecca Hardie University of Ottawa Peter W. Gester Memorial Grant
John Chesley University of South Carolina Gordon I. Atwater Memorial Grant
Dylan Wilmeth University of Southern California Kenneth H. Crandall Memorial Grant
Rene St. Julien University of Texas at Arlington Fred A. & Jean C. Dix Named Grant
Douglas Barber University of Texas at Austin L. Austin Weeks Memorial Grant
Owen Callahan University of Texas at Austin Bernold M. “Bruno” Hanson Memorial Environmental Grant
Amanda Calle University of Texas at Austin Marta S. Weeks Named Grant
Christopher Hendrix University of Texas at Austin William Dow Hamm Memorial Grant
Gregory Hurd University of Texas at Austin Horst and Jessie von Bandat Memorial Grant
Michael Nieto University of Texas at Austin Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Casey Obrien University of Texas at Austin Grants-in-Aid Committee Named Grant
Timothy Prather University of Texas at Austin R. E. McAdams Memorial Grant 
Nathan Williams University of Texas at Austin Donald F. Towse Memorial Grant
Erick Wright University of Texas at Austin Raymond D. Woods Memorial Grant
Khushboo Arora University of Texas at Austin Meckel Family Named Grant
Sebastian Cardona University of Texas at Austin Norman H. Foster Memorial Grant
Sarah George University of Texas at Austin Garth W. Caylor Memorial Grant
Chelsea Mackaman-Lofland University of Texas at Austin Donald A. & Mary O’Nesky Named Grant
Andrea Nolting University of Texas at Austin Horst and Jessie von Bandat Memorial Grant
Margaret Odlum University of Texas at Austin Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Benjamin Smith University of Texas at Austin Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Nathan Tinker University of Texas at Austin Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Cora Gannaway University of Texas at El Paso Mruk Family Named Grant
Collin Gray University of Texas at El Paso Robert K. Goldhammer Memorial Grant
Allison Mast University of Texas at El Paso Allan & Eleanor Martini Named Grant
Nick Danger University of Texas, Austin Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Bharat Banjade University of Tulsa Roger W. Stoneburner Memorial Grant
Casey Duncan University of Utah Nancy Setzer Murray Memorial Grant
Scott Hill University of Utah Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Victorien Paumard University of Western Australia The Institut Français du Pètrole Named Grant
Muhammad Mudasar Saqab University of Western Australia J. Elmer Thomas Past Presidents Named Grant
Adam Denny University of Wisconsin - Madison M. Ray Thomasson Named Grant
Richard Becker University of Wisconsin-Madison Robert & Carolyn Maby Memorial Grant
Theodore Them Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University John Teagle Memorial Grant
Brady Ziegler Virginia Tech Frank E. Kottlowski Memorial Grant
Shuvajit Bhattacharya West Virginia University Gustavus E. Archie Memorial Grants
Fei Shang WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Kory Wiley West Virginia University Merrill W. Haas Memorial Grant
Matthew Rine Western Michigan University Grants-in-Aid General Fund
Dirk Rasmussen Western Washington University J. Ben Carsey, Sr. Memorial Grant