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Scholarships and Grants
The Southwest Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists is offering scholarship assistance to deserving graduate and undergraduate students. To qualify, students should be engaged in geologic research, especially as it relates to the exploration for and development of petroleum, natural gas, and other energy minerals while enrolled in graduate or undergraduate studies in geology or geologically related fields.
The requirements for each scholarship are explained on the enclosed application, but an abstract of the applicant’s thesis, as well as a copy of their thesis proposal signed by their advisor must accompany the application. The amount of the scholarships will be at the discretion of the Southwest Section Board of Directors. Although not required, we would encourage the recipients or any students doing scientific studies that relate to the geology in the Southwest Region to present their papers at the annual Southwest Section Convention. If requested and approved, the Southwest Section will help pay reasonable expenses incurred by any students presenting papers at the convention. Outstanding oral and poster presentations will be eligible for further awards.
Please distribute the application to as many deserving students as possible, as soon as possible, because the deadline for applications to be submitted is FEBRUARY 3, 2014. Additional information and application forms may be found at our website, www.southwestsection.org. The scholarships will be presented at the Southwest Section meeting in Midland, TX, on May 11-14, 2014. We hope many students will take advantage of this opportunity. It is our goal to encourage as many students as possible to investigate and pursue careers in petroleum geology.
We also offer grant assistance to universities, middle schools and secondary schools, within the boundaries of the Southwest Section, to support earth science education. Upon written request, the Southwest Section will consider financially supporting specific educational activities, projects, or equipment that will further the education as it relates to the exploration for and development of petroleum, natural gas and other energy minerals, of students in those programs.
Past-Scholarship & Grants Committee Chairman
Scholarship & Grants Committee Chairman
Southwest Section of the A.A.P.G.