President Neal Larson
March 26, 2003
Dear Members of the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences,
Thank you for awarding me the James R. Welch scholarship. Your support of graduate research in invertebrate paleontology is very important and very appreciated. As a student of invertebrate paleontology it is often difficult to find funding for my own research. Your scholarship will help me to travel to New York, Washington DC, and Iowa to study their nautiloid cephalopod collections and to further the research for my dissertation. I will keep you updated and let you know how it is coming along!