TGS Offers $upport

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The Tulsa Geological Society has thrown down a financial gauntlet to help raise money for one of the AAPG Foundation’s most popular programs.

TGS Council members recently voted to offer a challenge grant of $6,250 to alumni and friends of the University of Tulsa and the University of Arkansas to help fund a subscription at each of those schools to the Foundation’s Digital Products university program.

A $12,500 AAPG Datapages online subscription provides students, faculty and visitors of the university complete access to the entire Datapages digital library in perpetuity.

The online digital archival library currently consists of over a million pages of geological information consisting of numerous society collections, AAPG publications and other regional publications – a substantial and continually expanding petroleum geology library.

TGS members as well as alumni and friends of the universities of Tulsa and Arkansas can make donations to the challenge grant online at; just select “Digital Products Fund,” and then select the university of your choice.

The 2011 AAPG Grants-in-Aid Program is currently accepting applications from qualified master’s or Ph.D. candidate geosciences students who may require funding for their research.

With over $200,000 available – and grants awarded up to a maximum of $3,000 – applicants are encouraged to review the procedures and begin the online submission process early.

This year’s application deadline is Jan. 31.

Additional funding for the Named Grants-in-Aid Program has been provided by Rosann Hooks, who generously donated in memory of her late husband, James E. Hooks, a Chevron vice president and Foundation Trustee Associate who passed away in September 2002.

The James E. Hooks Memorial Grant is restricted to Hook’s two alma mater’s, Florida State University and Texas A&M.

For additional details of this or any Foundation program, or to donate by phone, contact Foundation manager Rebecca Griffin, at 918-560-2644.

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Rebecca Griffin worked as the AAPG Foundation manager until October 2010.

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