Student Resources

One of the most valuable things we can do for our industry is offer guidance and support to our next generation of land professionals. We invite all students interested in landwork to look into the programs below. 

The Landman Scholarship Trust

The Landman Scholarship Trust is a non-profit trust created by AAPL in 1959 for educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Since its inception, the Trust has awarded over $2 million in student scholarships.

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Student Scholarships

Each year the Trust awards cash scholarships to qualified and deserving undergraduate and graduate students 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.

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AAPL Accredited Programs

Outstanding Graduate Award

The Trust encourages all students to excel in their educational endeavors.  To further this mission, the Trust 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. 

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Student Membership in AAPL

Each year the Trust funds the annual AAPL membership fee for all students attending an AAPL accredited college or university program.

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AAPL Accredited Programs Educate and Equip Next-Gen Landmen

Benefits of AAPL Student Membership

Cash Awards to Colleges and Universities

Trustees are also authorized to award cash contributions to colleges or universities which offer an active and accredited curriculum in Natural Resources Management or similar curriculum if used to promote interest in the curriculum or for related student activities.


Applications for the Outstanding Graduate Award are accepted each year by January 11. Applications for student scholarships are accepted each year by February 1. Applications for cash awards may be submitted at any time. To obtain a student scholarship application, an Outstanding Graduate Award application or an application for a cash award, please contact AAPL at (817) 847-7700 or send an email to aapl@landman.org.

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Scholarship & Award Recipients

The Trust is pleased to announce the following outstanding graduate and student scholarship recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year:


Award Recipients

2021 Outstanding Graduate
Ellaire Sutton – Texas Tech University

2021 Outstanding Graduate Finalists
Riley Glass – University of Tulsa
Savannah Pyle – University of Oklahoma
Paige Trent – University of Wyoming
Thomas Carey – Colorado Mesa University

Scholarship Recipients

Colorado Mesa University
Dalton Raimondo
Elizabeth Posavad
Erik Lobato-Contreras
Jax Nourse
Kevin Clark
Luke Williams
Neil Leach

Marietta College 
Aaron Peterman

Oklahoma City University 
Billy Buckmaster
James Alexander
Jess Mcmahan

University of Louisiana Lafayette
Ashley Harrington
Matthew Cangelosi

Texas Christian University
Adrian Arguello
Courtney Love
Justin Tikhonoff

Texas Tech University
Breanna Pettingill
Caleb Boniek
Ian Walker
Jeffrey Madison
Lucas Bryson
Michaela Graf
Samuel Murray
Thomas Sloan

University of Oklahoma 
Ariana Rodrigues
Ashton Cade
Claire Jackson
Clark Sheats
Cole Chapman
Hannah Bailey
Owen Baumgartner
Samuel Perkins
Rachel Beason
Reese Icenogle
Sophie Sallee

University of Oklahoma - Law
Abbey Breaux
Jeremy Dugas
Paul Sharman

University of Tulsa 
Ashley Allgood
Brett Bowman
George Enterline
Jonathan Fisher
Alexandra Lesner
Luc Lignieres
Matthew Rhoads
Ryan Still
Jannethe Sanchez
Ileana Braddock
Michael Carson
Jerik Embleton
Luis Salazar

University of Tulsa - Grad
Jeramiah Cooper

Western Colorado University  
Abigail Gridley
Bailyn Salsbury
Carson Mandrell
Dalton Lorenz
Gabe Paulin
John Henrickson
Savanna Meyer

West Virginia University 
Duncan Troy
Ethan Gazaway
Hunter Jones
Kenzie Kohrs
Kayla McConahy
Luke McCandless
Mackenzie Forno
Trevor Hinkle
Zeke Davis