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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.
Trustee Associates Gather in Colorado Springs  
By Kristi Eaton / November 2015
More than 60 AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates and their guests traveled to Colorado Springs recently for the 38th annual Trustee Associates meeting, which mixed business, networking and relaxation.
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Explorer Foundation Update

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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.

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Foundation Update

Exciting things involving the Foundation are always happening around the world.

Funds OK’d for Projects

At the center of the AAPG Foundation is its support of scientific advances in the geosciences and petroleum geology to enable broad availability of geoscience information to professionals and the public, to enhance public awareness of geoscience and energy issues and to provide educational opportunities for students and teachers from K-12 and beyond.

Grants-in-Aid Deadline Draws Near

Applications are now being accepted for the AAPG Foundation’s Grants-in-Aid program, awarded to foster research in the geosciences.

Foundation Update

If you have a passion to support future generations, add your contributions to the James E. Hartman Student Leadership Summit Fund. 

Recipients Announced for Weeks Grants

Recipients of this year’s L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grants have been announced by the AAPG Foundation, which sponsors the annual program that supports educational expenses.

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.

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New Award Honors Weeks
The AAPG Foundation announces a new award that recognizes outstanding generosity.

Month of Initiatives
It’s been a busy month for the AAPG Foundation as initiatives have moved forward, members were honored and a significant gift was received to start a new program.

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