Foundation Grants for Students


Undergraduate-Level Grants & Scholarships

L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program (International)

Open January 1st through March 25th annually. Awards announced in May.

The L. Austin Weeks (LAW) Undergraduate Grant Program provides grants to deserving undergraduate level geoscience students and student-led geoscience associations (student chapters, associations and clubs). Grant awards are (US) $500. These grants are intended to support the educational endeavors of undergraduate geoscience students and their student-led organizations.

Read More

Military Veterans Scholarship Program (U.S. only)

Open February 15th through May 1st annually. Awards announced in June.

The Military Veterans Scholarship Program (MVSP) is designed to promote the advancement of student veterans in educational geoscience programs at the undergraduate level. Awards range from $2,000-$4,000. Those encouraged to apply for these scholarships include active U.S. Military service members (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran members separated from active military service who have been honorably discharged and entering or reentering a post-secondary undergraduate or program in a field of geoscience.

Read More


Graduate-Level Grants

Grants-in-Aid (International)

Open August 31st through December 3rd annually. Awards announced in March.

The Grants-in-Aid program promotes graduate-level research in the geosciences. A joint program of the AAPG Foundation and the AAPG, grants are made annually 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. Awards range from $500-$3,000. The program includes special grants named after individuals and institutions that have made substantial contributions to the Foundation, petroleum and energy-mineral sciences, teaching, or research.

Read More