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AAPG’s Military Veterans Scholarship Program Helps Veterans in Need

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A Yale University geology and geophysics PhD, David Lawrence, Shell Upstream Americas former executive vice president, sits on the Yale Climate and Energy Institute External Advisory Board. A distinguished lecturer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), David Lawrence left Shell and supports AAPG’s Military Veterans Scholarships Program (MVSP).

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AAPG’s Military Veterans Scholarship Program Helps Veterans in Need

  1. 1. AAPG’S MILITARY VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HELPS VETERANS IN NEED David Lawrence, Shell
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION  A Yale University geology and geophysics PhD, David Lawrence, Shell Upstream Americas former executive vice president, served on the Yale Climate and Energy Institute External Advisory Board after retiring from Shell.  A past distinguished lecturer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), David Lawrence supports AAPG’s Military Veterans Scholarships Program (MVSP). MVSP was developed to support student veterans of the military in educational geoscience programs.  The program has a mission to promote education and careers among veterans in the field of geoscience, so as to help them transition to fruitful civilian life. The program offers scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000 per year for part-time students to $4,000 per year for full- time students enrolled in accredited colleges across the United States.
  3. 3. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS  The scholarships are awarded to both military men and women in active service and veterans who were honorably discharged. Applications for the 2017 scholarships will be accepted from February 15 to April 15. Awards are announced on May 15.  To apply for the scholarships, applicants must provide documentation evidencing their military service and honorable discharge if discharged, proof of enrollment in a geoscience undergraduate four-year degree program, a description of financial need detailing how the scholarship funds will be used, a geoscience career goal statement, and letters of recommendation from either a military supervisor, teacher, academic advisor, or professor.

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