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The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences (AAPS), is a non-profit organization of primarily professional commercial paleontologists that promote science. Each year, the AAPS offers two $1,000.00 scholarships to graduate level students in paleontology attending universities world wide. The two scholarships are given in the names of the James R. Welch Scholarship (for studies in macro invertebrate fossils), and the Charles Sternberg Scholarship (for studies in macro vertebrate fossils). These scholarships are awarded by a majority vote of the membership attending our annual meeting in Tucson every February.

These scholarships are awarded to students who qualify and meet the approval of the board of directors, and the membership. Because a majority of our members are active collectors, a major requirement of acceptance is that the applicant must be active in field research and collecting. In other words, we want the applicant to get out and do work in the field. These funds should thus be primarily used for the collection and preparation of macro fossils.

If you are interested, you may apply by sending a letter of application from you explaining the focus of your studies, your thesis subject, what you need the money for, and what you plan on doing as a career.

You must also submit the following with your letter of application;

1. A letter of recommendation from one or more of your professors or advisors
2. A current Curriculum Vitae or Collage Transcript.

All scholarship application materials must be in our offices no later then December 1st to be considered for the award. Any applications that are incomplete, or not in our offices by December 1st, will not be accepted.

Potential candidates must submit the required information along with the letter from their primary advisor to:

Neal Larson, Scholarship and Grant Chairperson
C/O Larson Paleontology
P.O. Box 1313
Hill City, SD 57745

AAPS Scholarship Recipients

Andrew A. Farke2001Charles Sternberg Scholarship
Frank Varriale2002James R. Welch Scholarship
Darla Zelenitsky2002Charles Sternberg Scholarship
Sofya L. Low2003James R. Welch Scholarship
Sunny Hwang2003Charles Sternberg Scholarship
Allan Coulson2003Charles Sternberg Scholarship
Michael Zuykov2004James R. Welch Scholarship
Karen Waggoner2004James R. Welch Scholarship
Gerald Grellet-Tinner2004Charles Sternberg Scholarship
Torrey Nyborg2004Charles Sternberg Scholarship
René Anne Shroat-Lewis2006James R. Welch Scholarship
Joshua Slattery2009James R. Welch Scholarship
Ashley A. Dineen2011James R. Welch Scholarship
Matt Jarrett2012James R. Welch Scholarship
Lukasz Modzelewski2012Charles Sternberg Scholarship
Katya Larina2013James R. Welch Scholarship
Kimberly Handle2013Charles Sternberg Scholarship
Christopher Aucoin2014James R. Welch Scholarship
David F. Wright2015James R. Welch Scholarship
Jennifer Bauer2016James R. Welch Scholarship
Sarah Sheffield2016James R. Welch Scholarship
Selina R. Cole2016James R. Welch Scholarship
Shannon Brophy2018James R. Welch Scholarship
Russell D. C. Bicknell2019James R. Welch Scholarship
Annaka M. Clement2020James R. Welch Scholarship
Grace Devault2020Charles Sternberg Scholarship
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