David Lawrence, PhD, worked for Shell for more than three decades. A longtime of advocate education, David Lawrence, PhD, supported the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ (AAPG) Military Veterans Scholarship Program (MVSP) and other educational programs during his tenure with Shell.
The MVSP works to provision student veterans in their educational pursuit into the geosciences field. In addition to focusing on undergraduate studies, the program drives job placement resources and helps veterans connect and transition into the civilian technical profession.
Academic scholarships range from $2,000 to $4,000 and can be used toward undergraduate college expenses. The 2016 program has an application window of January 15 through April 15. Recipients will be selected on May 15, and funds will be dispersed on June 15. To apply, candidates must have an honorable service record in the U.S. military, achieve a minimum 2.75 GPA, be geosciences majors, and submit a career goal statement.
To date, the MVSP has awarded 10 scholarships to geology majors across the United States. Some of the MVSP corporate sponsors include Shell, Chevron, and Conoco Phillips.