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 or AAPG Student Chapter, each receiving $500. The grant is intended to support the educational expenses of undergraduate geoscience students and their departments.
AAPG student membership is not required to apply for this grant.
Students may use their portion of the grant to purchase equipment required for hands-on exploration (e.g., rock hammers and camping equipment). Alternatively, they may apply their funds toward tuition fees.
University departments and Student Chapters are free to use their portion of the grant to support the Chapter’s activities (e.g., through the purchase of necessary equipment and/or the funding of conferences and field trips).