More than 80 grants totaling $179,000 are being awarded this year from the AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid fund, which includes individual named grants that were established by donors and earmarked for specific schools or areas of graduate geological studies.
Most recently, a contribution for this vital fund was provided by AAPG member James Classen and his wife, Jacqueline, for the establishment of the Classen Family Named Grant, an annual grant of $1,000.
Additional funding for Grants-in-Aid also was received from the Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists. This annual scholarship is $500 and is restricted to a graduate student attending a school within the Appalachian basin areas and studying Appalachian basin geology.
And speaking of students, the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Undergraduate Grants have been awarded to 44 students and their universities. This award assists undergraduate students and their geosciences department with a $1,000 grant to each AAPG Student Chapter that meets the requirements found in the AAPG Student Chapter Bylaws and Operations Manual.
This year’s recipients can be found in the Foundation advertisement on page 43 of this EXPLORER, and also are posted on the Foundation website at students.aapg.org/chaptergrant.cfm.
Another education-focused segment of the AAPG Foundation is the Digital Products University Subscription Fund. Gifts given to this fund allow donors to contribute a one-time gift of $15,000, which provides access for faculty and students at the university of the donor’s choice to AAPG’s digital library, which currently contains over 111,000 documents of archived geosciences information.
A recent contributor to this fund is AAPG President (and recently named Foundation Trustee Associate) David Rensink, who provided a generous gift to fund the University of Minnesota’s Digital Products University Subscription.
To see a list of universities that have endowments, go online to foundation.aapg.org/digital.cfm.
The Foundation Trustees welcome James A. Painter, of Houston, as a new Trustee Associate. Painter who provided a generous donation that is designated to the E.F. Reid Scouting Fund, which supports programs that teach geology to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other youth organizations as determined by the Trustees of the Foundation. More Information
For more information on joining the Trustee Associates, visit foundation.aapg.org/trusteeassociates.cfm.
Contributions made to the AAPG Foundation change lives all over the world. Every dollar given to the AAPG Foundation goes straight into programs and services that directly impact educational and scientific endeavors in the geosciences. You make a difference!
If you are committed to supporting the Foundation’s mission through a bequest or other planned gift, please contact the Foundation office or call 1-800-397-4141, ext. 2644.
Please make a contribution to help the AAPG Foundation reach the goal. Give online at foundation.aapg.org/donate.cfm, or mail to AAPG Foundation, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, Okla. 74101.
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Finally, many thanks to all of the wonderful donors. Without your support, the many programs and services the Foundation provides would not be possible.