With almost four decades of combined professional experience, including service as the executive vice president of Shell Upstream Americas, David Lawrence is an expert in the energy and oil exploration industry. Before and after his time at Shell, David Lawrence has advocated for educational initiatives such as the Military Veterans Scholarship Program at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation.
Founded in 1967, the AAPG is a nonprofit association that supports the geosciences through the funding of educational and research focused programs. One such program, the Military Veterans Scholarship Program, focuses on awarding scholarships and furthering the efforts of veterans studying in different undergraduate geoscience programs.
In addition to being an active military member or a veteran, requirements for applicants of the program include a minimum grade point average of 2.75, a description explaining one’s financial need, and a career goal statement written by the applicant. An applicant must also select or already be a part of a geoscience study program at an accredited college or university. Once these requirements are met, applicants are eligible for an award of $2,000 to $4,000 dollars.