Undergraduate and Graduate Student Resources

As the world continues to rapidly change, one thing is certain: Energy will be one of the most important industries for decades to come. If you’re thinking of changing your focus to a field that is exciting, rewarding and in demand, take a closer look at the industry that powers our world. At AAPL, we’re committed to cultivating our next generation of future leaders. Reach out and learn more about scholarships, networking, mentoring and accredited programs that can move you closer to your future as a Landman.

Student Membership

Student Members receive full membership benefits with the exception of voting in AAPL affairs, serving as an officer or director and sponsoring new membership applications.



Student Membership is FREE to those students who are enrolled in one of AAPL’s accredited programs thanks to the LST.

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Scholarship Information

Since its inception, the Landman Scholarship Trust has awarded over $2 million in student scholarships. Each year the LST awards cash scholarships to qualified and deserving undergraduate and graduate AAPL Student Members from colleges or universities, which offer an active and accredited curriculum in Natural Resources Management or similar curriculum who wish to further their training in professional land work, Natural Resources Management or associated occupations.

Outstanding Graduate Award

The LST encourages all students to excel in their educational endeavors. To further this mission, the LST recognizes an Outstanding Graduate each year from among the graduates of AAPL’s accredited college or university programs who is pursuing a career as a landman and has demonstrated great leadership in their work, extracurricular activities and their student landmen’s association.

Student Scholarship Application

Applications for student scholarships and the Outstanding Graduate Award are accepted each year.

The application deadline for the Outstanding Graduate Award is January 11. The application deadline for student scholarships is February 1.

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Scholarship & Award Recipients

The LST is pleased to announce the following outstanding graduate and student scholarship recipients:

2022-23 Outstanding Graduate & Finalists

2023 Outstanding Graduate
Dalton Lorenz, Western Colorado University

2023 Outstanding Graduate Finalists
Kaya Wick, Colorado Mesa University
Macie Valles, University of Oklahoma
Kieran McMullen, University of Wyoming
Victoria Longava, West Virginia University

2023-24 Scholarship Recipients

Colorado Mesa University
Slade Pike
Luke Rohweder
Cheyenne Bracco
Trey Corkin
Jazelyn A. Martinez
Andore Horruitiner
Wade Leach
Trey Towndrow
Riley Stefaniak
Ethan Warrick
Kristen McCarty
Christian Valverde

Marietta College 
McKenna Hewitt
Cole Hammond

Oklahoma City University 
Andrew Barker
Travis Bradford
Allston Lipscomb

Texas Christian University
Cole Chapman
Everett Grossman

Texas Tech University
Leilani Beard
Ally Boland
Klarriza Carrillo
Carly Rhodes
Kayla Williams
Corinne Worthington

University of Oklahoma 
Easton Stocksen
Patton Baxter
Alexandra Hand
Joseph O'Connor
Maximillian Kincheloe
Audrey Massengale
William Jackson
Joseph John Spanier
Chris Tracht
Daniel Igrisan

University of Oklahoma - MS - EM
Jacob Bozarth
Kasey Emrich
Brett Francis
Edward Waller

University of Tulsa 
Ileana Braddock
James Campton
Samuel Carlile
Jared Crawford
Gordon Gerhardt
Abigail Heidemann
Maximiliano Lopez
Jacob Moore
Jackson Scruggs
Annaliese Stump

University of Wyoming
Kendall Klos
Rachel Reese
Connor Fleming
Madalynn Gower
Breann Swing
Michael Rubino II

West Virginia University 
Brooke Fitzgerald
Duncan Troy
Jason Ferola
Daniel Fay
Robert Sparks

Western Colorado University  
Charles Kulick
Abby Gridley
Kaden Koksma
Ashley Sokol
Biniyam Barila
Zachary McCarty

AAPL Outstanding Graduates

2023 Dalton Lorenz, Western Colorado University
2022 Gabriel Pardue, Western Colordo University
2021 Ellarie Sutton, Texas Tech University
2020 Taylor Stoute, University of Oklahoma
2019 Jared Adams, University of Wyoming
2018 Samuel Mallory, University of Wyoming
2017 Allie Huizenga, Western Colorado University
2016 Benjamin Gorney, University of Oklahoma
2015 Bryce Cason, University of Tulsa
2014 Jordan Haverly, University of Oklahoma
2013 Gavin Smith, University of Oklahoma
2012 Hannah Becker, University of Tulsa
2011 Martin Lebrun, University of Tulsa
2010 Samantha Penner, University of Oklahoma
2009 Michael Hammond, University of Oklahoma
2008 Michael Bishop, University of Oklahoma
2007 Ryan Goosen, University of Calgary
2006 John Raines, University of Oklahoma
2005 Keith Needham, University of Oklahoma
2004 Jarod Rolland, University of Oklahoma
2003 Roy Lamoreaux, University of Oklahoma
2003 Lance King, Texas Tech University
2002 Michelle Terry, University of Oklahoma
2001 Lauren Brunken, University of Oklahoma
2000 Shandy Robl, Texas Tech University
1999 Cassandra Vayette, University of Houston - Downtown
1998 Chad Elias, University of Oklahoma
1997 JoAnna Bill, University of Calgary
1996 Nathan MacBey, University of Calgary
1995 Craig Wiest, University of Oklahoma

Mentorship Program

AAPL’s Mentorship Program reflects AAPL’s commitment to professional development. This unique online networking and career development tool helps members find, connect and share experiences with others. A mentor or mentee can be located in the same city or on the other side of the world.

Mentorship Program Application Form

Certification Program Fast Track

Students who graduate from accredited programs are eligible to begin their certification journey at a faster rate. Recognized throughout the industry as indicators of competency, proficiency and professionalism, AAPL offers three certifications proven to enhance a member’s credibility in the industry and to increase earning potential for landmen. Recent compensation survey results indicate certified individuals earn more than those without certification.



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Accredited Programs

Students enrolled in AAPL accredited programs receive free student memberships courtesy of the Landman Scholarship Trust. View our programs below.

AAPL Accredited Programs