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 LST 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 LST encourages all students to excel in their educational endeavors. To further this mission, the LST recognizes an Outstanding Graduate each year from graduating seniors of AAPL’s accredited college or university undergraduate programs who are pursuing a career as a landman and have demonstrated great leadership in work, extracurricular activities and their student landmen’s association. Each program director recommends one senior from its program to the LST for consideration.

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Student Membership in AAPL

Each year the LST 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 the Outstanding Graduate Award are accepted each year by Jan. 11. Applications for student scholarships are accepted each year by Feb. 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 LST is pleased to announce the following outstanding graduate and student scholarship recipients:

2021-22 Award Recipients

2022 Outstanding Graduate
Gabriel Pardue, Western Colorado University

2022 Outstanding Graduate Finalists
Neilsen Leach, Colorado Mesa University
Claire V. Jackson, University of Oklahoma

2021-22 Scholarship Recipients

Colorado Mesa University
Ashley Bradford
Jared Chapman
Kevin Clark
Wade Leach
Erik Lobato-Contreras
Ben Nagel
Luke Rohweder
Slade Pike
Taylor Price
Christian Valverde
Ethan Warrick
Kaya Wick
Luke Williams
Alene Winslow

Marietta College 
Cole Hammond

Oklahoma City University 
Autum Boehnlein

Texas Christian University
Lori Cox
Quinard Jackson

Texas Tech University
Ally Boland
Keaton Curtis
Ethan Frasier
Garrett Golliday
Luke Langford
Presley Looney
Abby Miller
Tyler Worrell

University of Oklahoma 
Hannah Bailey
Owen Baumgartner
Caleb Fuller
Reese Icenogle
Audrey Massengale
Samuel Perkins
Macie Valles

University of Oklahoma - Law
Benina Cemo
Megan Crawford
Christina Piper

University of Tulsa 
Brett Bowman
Illeana Braddock
Jonathan Fisher
Luis Salazar

Western Colorado University  
Abigail Gridley
Kaden Koksma
Charlie Kulick
Dalton Lorenz
Savanna Meyer
Kayler Miles
Ashley Sokol

West Virginia University 
Benjamin Cromer
Daniel Fay
Jason Ferola
Jefferson Gywn
Connor Looney
Austin McCartney
Duncan Troy

AAPL Outstanding Graduates

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

The Opportunity for Land Professionals

How does a landman fit into today's energy industry? In 2022, AAPL developed an outreach video titled The Path of the Landman — Powering the World to help tell the historical of the land professional and the opportunities that exist for land professionals in the energy industry. View a teaser trailer of the video below or watch the complete video on AAPL's YouTube channel