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:

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


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