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'Excellence in Teaching' Award Nominations Now Open  
By Susie Nolen / September 2016

The AAPG Foundation is gearing up for another exciting season of supporting and promoting geoscience education – and two key parts of that initiative are now open for your participation.

AAPG Foundation Honors Undergraduate Geoscience Excellence  
By April Stuart / August 2016

The Foundation’s generous contributors have consistently worked to make a big impact within geologic education at the collegiate level with two important undergraduate-focused geoscience programs: the L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program and the new U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship Program.

AAPG Foundation Honors 2016 Professorial Award Winner  
By April Stuart / July 2016

Stephen Bend, professor of petroleum geology at the University of Regina, Canada, has been named the recipient of this year’s AAPG Foundation Professorial Award. Bend has trained geologists and engineers within industry and academia for more than 35 years.

Donald O'Nesky Wins Chairman's Award  
By Tamra Campbell / June 2016

It is with great enthusiasm that the AAPG Foundation announces that Donald A. O’Nesky is the 2016 Chairman’s Award recipient. This award is given by the AAPG Foundation in recognition of persons who have made extraordinary contributions (monetary or service) to the AAPG Foundation while calling attention to the role and value of the Foundation.

Inspiring the Future of Energy in a Downturn  
By April Stuart / May 2016

Long heralded as a pioneer in the petroleum geology industry, L. Austin Weeks is not only the namesake for the AAPG Foundation’s highest honor, the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal, but he is also the founder of one of the Foundation’s most vital programs for advancing geoscience education.

Foundation’s Highest Honor Goes to William E. Gipson  
By Tamra Campbell / April 2016

William E. Gipson, longtime supporter of the AAPG Foundation and former chair of the AAPG Foundation Trustees, has been named recipient of this year’s L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal.

Named Gifts Make Research Visions a Reality  
By April Stuart / March 2016

The AAPG Foundation is fortunate to have a roster of more than 100 named funds specifically designated for educational initiatives and targeted to those interested in advancing their knowledge of the geosciences.

Gifts of Time Build a Solid Foundation  
By April Stuart / February 2016

Time is a precious commodity to us all, and is particularly treasured by geologists who have a unique relationship with the concept of time. Time is an especially precious commodity when it is given to the AAPG Foundation, in whatever increment.

Foundation Programs: A Recap of 2015  
By Tamra Campbell / January 2016
Despite the challenges to the industry and the profession, last year was an eventful one for the AAPG Foundation. Here are just a few of the highlights of Foundation programs in 2015.
Foundation Aims to Double MSVP Fund  
By Jim Gibbs / December 2015
Only a few new initiatives are sufficiently attractive to garner Foundation approval and member support. One that has is the U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship Program, first proposed in 2012, and conditionally approved upon receipt of member contributions totaling at least $500,000.
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Explorer Foundation Update

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Educational Outreach Programs Targeted for Gift

The story of Marta Sutton Weeks’ dedicated and ongoing support of the AAPG Foundation has added a new chapter.

Bill Fisher to Receive Chairman’s Award at ACE
William L. Fisher, a past chairman of the AAPG Foundation’s Board of Trustees, past president of the Association and an award-winning leader of both entities for nearly 40 years is the winner of this year’s AAPG Foundation Chairman’s Award.

Grant Honors James E. Wilson
AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved the establishment of a new Named Grant-in-Aid to benefit graduate students and honor past Foundation Trustee Chairman James E. Wilson.

Foundation, Association Differentiated

AAPG, as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, is a 501(c)6, and the AAPG Foundation is a 501(c)3.

Foundation Grants-in-Aid Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the 89 recipients of the 2013 Grants-in-Aid Award Program. 

Foundation Update: An Active Month
A new AAPG Foundation named grant was established, a major new pledge was received and a new “legacy” program was created during an active month for the AAPG Foundation.

T-Shirt Promotes Profession

The AAPG Foundation gave funds to help promote the geological profession via a t-shirt to be worn by geosciences students and professionals.

Thank You! Foundation Tops $35 Million Goal!

If you are one of the 2,141 donors who contributed to the AAPG Foundation in the last five years, you helped us exceed the $35 million goal – by $671,041!

 Recipients Announced for Military Veterans Scholarship
The AAPG Foundation has announced the first recipients of the financial aid through its new U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship Program. Ten veterans who are returning to school to pursue a geosciences education will be receiving $2,000 scholarships to help support them and their families in their efforts to transition to life beyond the military.

Foundation Goal In Members’ Hands

The AAPG Foundation’s five-year, $35 million campaign is in the final phase.

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