Challenges in the Oil Industry

Nominations for the AAPG Foundation Professorial Award, presented annually to a college or university professor who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education, are now being accepted.

The Foundation award is intended to put a spotlight on “Excellence in Education” by honoring professionals who inspire and shape the minds of future geoscientists – and therefore, the future of geoscience.

Student and faculty nominations are accepted for this award, and professors are encouraged to apply on their own behalf.

The Professorial Award winner will receive a $1,000 award, recognition at AAPG’s Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), and a beautiful commemorative plaque acknowledging the achievement.

Applications are due Feb. 1.

Get more information or make a nomination now.

MVSP Update

The Foundation also is continuing its drive to help veterans of the U.S. military – and their families – when they leave the service and seek a career in the geosciences.

The Foundation’s Military Veterans Scholarship Program, approved almost two years ago by the AAPG Foundation Trustees, has received contributions from many generous donors and volunteers who sought to provide financial aid for U.S. military veterans who want to advance their education by pursuing a degree in the geosciences.

The Foundation has raised more than $425,000 – and heard from dozens of interested veterans, eager to participate when the program launched.

Now, we need others to step forward to grow this fund to support our dedicated service members.

We would like to be part of that effort by making a contribution to this important and worthy program.

A gift of $50,000 will enable the Foundation to annually award a $2,000 scholarship named on your behalf to a veteran in need for years to come.

Any and all amounts are greatly appreciated. Together we can encourage highly skilled veterans to enter fields of geoscience and enhance the field for us all.

More information can be found online.

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