2017 Grants-in-Aid Recipients

In 2017 the Grants-in-Aid program awarded 126 graduate students across the world with a total of $274,750 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
Jared Hanson Baylor University Don R. Boyd Memorial Grant
Bethany Royce Binghamton University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Kuwanna Dyer-Pietras Binghamton University Horst and Jessie von Bandat Memorial Grant
Zachary Cotter Bowling Green State University Fred A. & Jean Dix Named Grant
Marissa Loustale California State University, Sacramento Roger W. Stoneburner Memorial Grant
Xiao Feng China University of Petroleum, Beijing Gustavus E. Archie Memorial Grants
Wenyang Wang China University of Petroleum, Beijing Allen & Eleanor Martini Named Grant
Tao Hu China University of Petroleum, Beijing David Worthington Named Grant
Ashley Long Coastal Carolina University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Rosemarie Fryer Colorado School of Mines Grants-in-Aid Fund
Daniel Halford Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Matthew Steidtmann Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Jianqiao Wang Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Kristine Zellman Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Hang Deng Colorado School of Mines Paul Danheim Nelson Grant
Mimi Do Colorado School of Mines Suzanne Takken Memorial Grant
Jonathan Casey Root Cornell University Kenneth O. Stanley Memorial Grant
Kristian Hardman Durham University The Institut Français du Pétrole Grant
Polina Kupchikhina Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas Marilyn Atwater Memorial Grant
Christian Onwunyili Heriot-Watt University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Anastasia Polymeni Heriot-Watt University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Graham Johnston Indiana University Alexander and Geraldine Wanek Memorial Grant
Zhiyang Li Indiana University Donald A. & Mary O'Nesky Named Grant
Kale Janssen Kansas State University Barrett Family Named Grant
Adam Lane Kansas State University John W. Robinson Named Grant
Ross Pettigrew Keele University Gustavus E. Archie Memorial Grants
Courtney Smith Kent State University Ohio Geological Society Named Grant
Rickey Bartlett Louisiana State University Edward B. Picou Named Grant
Adam Gostic Louisiana State University Garth W. Caylor Memorial Grant
Edwin Bomer Louisiana State University Raymond C. Moore Memorial Grant
Elizabeth Levy Louisiana State University W. David Wiman Memorial Grant
Wen Lin McMaster University Martin D. Hewitt Named Grant
Patrick Cullen Miami University AAPG Eastern Section Named Grant
Anh Nguyen Mississippi State University Grants-in-Aid Fund
William Chandonia Missouri University of Science and Technology Harold J. Funkhouser Memorial Grant
Jonathan Ingram New Mexico State University Gordon I. Atwater Memorial Grant
Daniel Conrad Northern Arizona University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Mercy Achang Oklahom State University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Yulun Wang Oklahoma State University Duncan A. McNaughton Memorial Grant
Georgina Lukoczki Oklahoma State University Frederick A. Sutton Memorial Grant
John Gray Oklahoma State University Grants in Aid Fund
Justin Allen Oklahoma State University Grants-in-Aid Committee Named Grant
Liang Xue Oklahoma State University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Phillip Bailey Oklahoma State University James E. and Elloie B. Wilson Memorial Grant
Ibukunoluwa Bode-Omoleye Oklahoma State University John H. and Colleen Silcox Named Grant
Oyeleye Adeboye Oklahoma State University R. E. McAdams Memorial Grant
Carolyn Gombert Oregon State University Kenneth H. Crandall Memorial Grant
Grant Cole Plymouth University Horst and Jessie von Bandat Memorial Grant
David Blank Rice University Classen Family Named Grant
Bari Hanafi Rutgers University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Nakari Diaz Simon Fraser University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Lucian Rinke-Hardekopf Simon Fraser University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Cheryl Hodgson Simon Fraser University J. Elmer Thomas (Past-Presidents) Memorial Grant
Kate Andrzejewski Southern Methodist University William E. Gipson Named Grant
Xiaowei Li Stanford University John E. Kilkenny Memorial Grant
Samantha Ritzer Stanford University Lawrence W. Funkhouser Named Grant
Amanda Schulz Syracuse University Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists Named Grant
Roy Conte Texas A&M University James E. Hooks Memorial Grant
Zihui Gao Texas A&M University James E. Hooks Memorial Grant
Telemachos Manos Texas A&M University James W. Milliken Memorial Grant
Clyde Findlay Texas A&M University Michel T. Halbouty Named Grants
Tanner Mills Texas A&M University Michel T. Halbouty Named Grants
Giovanni Zanoni Texas Tech University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Travis Sparks Texas Tech University Jean G. Funkhouser Memorial Grant
Fengyang Xiong The Ohio State University Michael S. Johnson Named Grant
Stephen Brennan The University of Auckland Gustavus E. Archie Memorial International Grants
Keelan Umbarger The University of Kansas Sherman A. Wengerd Memorial Grant
Jerson Tellez The University of Oklahoma Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
Emily Beckham The University of Texas at Austin Meckel Family Named Grant
Kelly Thomson The University of Texas at Austin William Dow Hamm Memorial Grant
Andre Llanos The University of Texas at El Paso Grants-in-Aid Fund
Kate Grisi The University of Texas at El Paso Thomas A. Hendricks Memorial Grant
Tayler Schweigel University at Buffalo Richard W. Beardsley Named Grant
Tayallen Velayatham University of Adelaide SEAPEX Named Grant
Scott Botterill University of Alberta Grants-in-Aid Fund
Yunfeng Chen University of Alberta L. Austin Weeks Memorial Grant
Susana Henriquez University of Arizona Raymond D. Woods Memorial Grant
Julie Cains University of Arkansas Marta S. Weeks Named Grant
Sean Murphy University of Calgary Harry and Joy Jamison Named Grant
Emma Percy University of Calgary R. E. McAdams Memorial Grant
Shelly Wernette University of California, Riverside David Worthington Named Grant
Saeid Asadzadeh University of Campinas Grants-in-Aid Fund
Christopher Smith University of Georgia Bernold M. "Bruno" Hanson Memorial Environmental Grant
Carolina Ramon Duenas University of Houston Grants-in-Aid Fund
Lucien Nana Yobo University of Houston Kenneth H. Crandall Memorial Grant
Isaac Allred University of Kansas Grants-in-Aid Fund
Kathleen Graham University of Kansas Grants-in-Aid Fund
James Colgin University of Kansas Richard C. Hasson Memorial Grant
Elson Core University of Kansas Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Grant
Stephanie Sparks University of Kentucky Arthur A. Meyerhoff Memorial Grants
Alex Reis University of Kentucky Grants-in-Aid Fund
Tolulope Abosede Fadehan University of Lagos Jay M. McMurray Memorial Grant
Arne Fuhrmann University of Manchester Merrill W. Haas Memorial Grant
Euan Soutter University of Manchester R. Dana Russell Memorial Grant
Laura Rueda Sanchez University of Miami Grants-in-Aid Fund
Viviana Diaz University of Miami Norman H. Foster Memorial Grant
Anna Ling University of Miami Robert K. Goldhammer Memorial Grant
Brian Konecke University of Michigan Alexander and Geraldine Wanek Memorial Grant
David Nymberg University of Missouri-Columbia M. Ray Thomasson Named Grant
Ryan Mustacato University of Nebraska - Lincoln Rodney A. Bernasek Memorial Grant
Shamar Chin University of Nebraska-Lincoln David Worthington Named Grant
Jason Craig University of Nevada, Reno Grants-in-Aid Fund
Sarah Turner University of New Hampshire Fred A. & Jean Dix Named Grant
Jacob Thacker University of New Mexico Edward C. and Caroline Beaumont Named Grant
Lingyun Kong University of North Dakota J. Ben Carsey, Sr. Memorial Grant
Son Dang University of Oklahoma Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
Kelsey Lewis University of Oklahoma Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
Emilio Torres Parada University of Oklahoma Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
Matthew Braun University of Ottawa Mruk Family Named Grant
Israa Abu-Mahfouz University of Oxford Donald F. Towse Memorial Grant
James King University of Oxford Gustavus E. Archie Memorial International Grants
Patrick Duff University of South Carolina Frank E. Kottlowski Memorial Grant
Md Golam Kibria University of Texas at Arlington Hugh D. Miser Memorial Grant
Keri Belcher University of Texas at Austin Grants-in-Aid Fund
Tomas Capaldi University of Texas at Austin Grants-in-Aid Fund
Ellen Reat Arthur A. Meyerhoff Memorial Grants
Kate Schwehr University of Utah David Worthington Family Grant
Gabriela St. Pierre University of Utah Nancy Setzer Murray Memorial Grant
Peter Steele University of Utah Robert & Carolyn Maby Memorial Grant
Rosine Louise Riera University of Western Australia Grants-in-Aid Fund
Andrew Walters University of Wisconsin-Madison Robert & Carolyn Maby Memorial Grant
Sarah Wigginton Utah State University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Krishna Borhara Utah State University Ike J. Crumbly Minorities in Energy Grant
Skyler Sorsby Utah State University Peter W. Gester Memorial Grant
Vikas Agrawal West Virginia University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Rawlings Akondi West Virginia University John Teagle Memorial Grant