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 Colleges and Universities

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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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 student scholarships and the Outstanding Graduate Award are accepted each year between December 1 and January 15. 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’s Director of Education & Member Services 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 2018-2019 academic year:


Award Recipients

2018 Outstanding Graduate
Jared Adams – University of Wyoming

2018 Outstanding Graduate Finalists
Reid Croft – West Virginia University
Crosby Garrison – University of Tulsa
Gavin Nadeau – University of Oklahoma
Alec Shook – Marietta College 

Scholarship Recipients

Colorado Mesa University 
Jordan Larsen 
Ryan Smallwood
Kasey Emrich
Trevor Blume
Payton Tawater
Jared Franklin

Marietta College 
Ross Keller 
Andrew Barker 
Tyler Lajko

Oklahoma City University 
Justin Fisk 

University of Louisiana Lafayette
John Newman
Leah Hebert
Gloria Mitchell

Texas Tech University 
Katelynn Wetherby 
Daniel Castillo
Peyton Steele
Connor Mitchell 
Baylor Mitchell 
Olasubomi Adewumi

University of Oklahoma 
Lane Prado 
James Humphreys 
Marc Kepka 
Taylor Stoute 
Jackson Spencer
Alexandra Langford 
Andrew Tucci 
Chaz Lidia
Brandon Dyson 
Nicholas Anderson 
Warren “Wren” Strickland 
Blake Brigham 
Samuel Quick 
Cody Tolbert 
Paul Kelley 
Carlos Escalante 
Jason Kelley 

University of Oklahoma - Law
Nicholas Scott Cregan
Bradley Williams
Matthew McKinney
Jamie Absher
Elizabeth Burke-Gaffney
Jay F. Green

University of Tulsa 
Griffin McBride 
Ryan Still 
Michael Carson 
Riley Glass 
Muneeb Yousufi

University of Tulsa - Grad
Justin Rutherford

University of Wyoming 
Trenton Cassibry

Western Colorado University  
Fredrick Turner 
Robert Larkin
Gabriel Paulin
Evan Leathers 

West Virginia University 
Danielle Devlin 
Jared Foreman 
Emily Bailey 
Skyler Humphrey 
Tyler Bruno 
Parker Grace