L. Austin Weeks
Undergraduate Grant Program

DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2015 11:59 PM (CST)

The L. Austin Weeks (LAW) Undergraduate Grant program awards deserving undergraduate level geoscience students and student-led geoscience associations (student chapters, associations and clubs) with $500 grants. These grants are intended to support the educational endeavors of undergraduate geoscience students and their student-led organizations. Thanks to generous contributors, including L. Austin Weeks and Marta Weeks-Wulf, the Foundation will proudly grant $76,000 in funds to geoscience students and student associations in 2015.

University of Alabama Student Chapter University of Alabama AAPG Student Chapter received a grant in 2014.

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 no later than July 15. Awards are granted for use for the following fall & spring semesters.

Questions? Comments? Contact AAPG Foundation Program Coordinator, April Stuart, at astuart@aapg.org, (918) 560-2664, or toll-free 1 (855) 302-2743.