Requirements and Guidelines

Eligible Applicants

Undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior years, studying a field of geoscience full-time at a four-year accredited college or university.

Undergraduate geoscience student associations including AAPG Student Chapters and other undergraduate student-led geoscience clubs or associations.

Acceptable Fund Uses

Undergraduate Students

Students studying geoscience may use their portion of the grant to purchase equipment required for hands-on exploration (e.g., rock hammers and camping equipment), attend conferences, take field trips, and purchase other exploration related materials. Individual student recipients may also apply their funds toward tuition fees.

Student Associations (Associations, Chapters and Clubs)

Student associations are free to use their portion of the grant to support student activities through the purchase of necessary equipment (e.g., rock hammers and camping equipment), purchase other exploration related materials, and/or the funding of conferences and field trips.

Application Materials Required

Make sure to have the following materials ready when you begin the application. You will be need to upload the following documents and submit them along with with your application.


Student Associations

Award Selection Process

Final applicants will be chosen by the AAPG Foundation Selection Panel and announced annually in late May. Awards are granted for use for the following fall & spring semesters.

Questions? Comments? Contact an AAPG Foundation Programs Coordinator at, (918) 560-9426, or toll-free 1 (855) 302-2743.