Making A Difference

Through the generosity of our donors, the AAPG Foundation is able to make an enormous difference in the geosciences, impacting students, educators, professionals, and the public at large. If you are a student or educator seeking a grant, scholarship, award, lecture opportunity, and more, here are the programs available to you:

Grants-In-Aid Graduate Program

Grants are given 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.

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L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grants

Annually awards more than $85,000 in funds, providing undergraduate-level geoscience students and student-led geoscience organizations (student chapters, associations and clubs) with $500 grants to support their efforts.

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Military Veterans Scholarship Program

Awards $2,500-$5,000 to both active U.S. Military service members (including National Guard and Reserve) or honorably discharged veterans to help with the costs of a postsecondary undergraduate education in a field of geoscience.

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Teacher Of The Year Award (K-12)

Awards $6,000 ($3,000 for school use under the teacher's supervision for educational purposes and $3,000 for personal use by the teacher) to a K-12 teacher within the United States who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education.

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Inspirational Geoscience Educator Award

This $6,000 award honors a college or university professor who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education, inspiring students to love geoscience and motivate them to pursue geological careers.

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Other Education Programs

AAPG Foundation initiatives promote Earth Science Curriculum in K-12 classrooms, send distinguished lecturers on tour throughout the world, coordinate college campus visits by professional geoscientists, and more.

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AAPG is one of the top petroleum geoscience publishers in the world, from The AAPG Bulletin—our industry-leading, peer-reviewed technical journal—to a variety of special publications. Through the Foundation, we also fund university subscriptions to numerous geology publications.

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