FORT WORTH, TEXAS —Skyler Humphrey, of Parsons, has been named a 2019 recipient of the prestigious AAPL Landman Scholarship, which honors university students in energy-related fields of study for their academic and leadership achievements.
Skyler Humphrey is a senior studying energy and land management at West Virginia University.
For the 2019-20 academic year, the Landman Scholarship Trust is granting $250,000 in scholarship awards to 58 graduate and undergraduate students in university programs nationwide.
“These scholarship award winners represent the best and the brightest,” said Cranford Newell, chairman of the Landman Scholarship Trust. “They are involved in their local student associations, they are leaders in their community, they excel academically and they are serious about pursuing a career in the land profession. The Landman Scholarship Trust and AAPL are honored to help equip them with tools for success as future leaders in the land profession.”
The Landman Scholarship Trust was established in 1959 by the American Association of Professional Landmen, a professional industry association that promotes the highest standards of technical and ethical performance for all women and men engaged in the practice of landwork associated with the stewardship of energy and mineral resources. Since its inception, the trust has granted over $2 million in scholarships to students aspiring to careers as land professionals in the energy industry.
To be considered for an LST award, an applicant must be a full-time student in a Petroleum Land Management or Energy Management program at one of 12 AAPL-accredited programs. Applicants must also have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater, be a student member of the AAPL and serve as an active member of the student organization associated with their university’s PLM/EM major.
In addition to scholarship opportunities, the Landman Scholarship Trust covers AAPL student-membership costs for more than 500 college students in AAPL-accredited programs, giving them full access to the association’s robust resources in education, networking and professional development.