2017 Scholarship Winners Announcement

The Donald L. Smith Research Grant is offered as a tribute to the late Professor Donald Smith of Montana State University (see AAPG Bulletin, v. 69, p. 1830-1832). This grant offers a $2,000 award to a Ph.D. degree candidate. The award is to be used for research that is directly applicable to better understanding the geology of the Rocky Mountain region.

Luke Pettinga, Colorado School of Mines, Advisor: Dr. Zane Jobe, Variability in sedimentary provenance from proximal to distal foreland basin fill: implications for sediment routing into and within the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway


Edwin D. McKee Grant is offered as a tribute to the late Edwin McKee who worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for over 30 years (see AAPG Bulletin, v. 69, p. 491-493). This grant offers a $2,000 award to Undergraduate or Master's degree candidates. The award is to be used for thesis-related research in sedimentology and/or the application of sedimentology to a better understanding of the geology of the Rocky Mountain region. Here the Award is split.

Scott K Manwaring, Colorado School of Mines, Advisor: Lesi Wood, Provenance of the Prairie Canyon Member of the Mancos B Shale, Utah



Fluvial Sedimentology Award is offered in the amount of $2,000 to support Masters or Doctoral level student research in modern or ancient fluvial sedimentology.

Shay Ridl, NM State University, Advisor: Dr. Brian Hampton, Deciphering late-stage, Plio-early Pleistocene drainage evolution of the ancestral Rio Grande river in the central and southern Rio Grande rift, New Mexico