Foundation Grants for Students

Undergraduate Students

The L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant program awards deserving geoscience students and their college or university departments with $1,000 in financial funding. The award is split between a nominated student and his or her department, each receiving $500. The grant is intended to support the educational expenses of undergraduate geoscience students and their departments. The AAPG Foundation funds the L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program through a generous endowment gift from the late L. Austin Weeks.

In 2014, the AAPG Foundation awarded $69,000 to L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate recipients and their departments, geoscience clubs and Student Chapters.

The application for these grants opens annually on August 1.

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Graduate Students

The Grants-in-Aid program promotes research in the geosciences. Grants are made 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.

In 2014, the AAPG Foundation awarded $207,750 in graduate funds to 91 students across the world thanks to the Grants-in-Aid program. The program includes special grants named, memorials and institutions that have made substantial contributions to the Foundation, petroleum and energy-mineral sciences, teaching, or research. AAPG membership is not required.

The application for these grants opens annually on September 1.

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