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The Landman Scholarship Trust

The Landman Scholarship Trust is a non-profit educational trust fund that provides academic scholarships for the benefit and assistance of deserving and qualified students who desire to obtain a degree or pursue a career in the field of petroleum or energy management. Since its founding in 1958, the trust has awarded more than 1,700 scholarships totaling over $1,200,000.

The mission of the Landman Scholarship Trust remains devoted to AAPL's heritage of helping to develop students with a strong understanding and appreciation for the free enterprise system and an attitude of professionalism and integrity.

Contributions to the fund can be made year-round. Donors to the fund are recognized at the Annual Meeting. If you would like to make a donation or would like more information, please contact Alan Kottler at 817-231-4552 or

AAPL Educational Foundation, Inc. Grants

The AAPL Educational Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation chartered under the laws of the State of Texas. To the extent permissible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, the mission of the corporation is (i) to support the American Association of Professional Landmen; (ii) to promote education, instruction, and training for the members of the American Association of Professional Landmen to improve or develop their capabilities; (iii) to instruct the public on subjects useful to individuals and beneficial to the community; and (iv) to further the advancement of education.

The corporation is focused on making grants to further its mission statement with respect to energy industry issues, although our interests are fairly diverse and may lead us into other charitable and/or educational areas on an occasional basis. Non-profit organizations that qualify for tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or public schools and libraries are eligible for contributions or grants within the scope of support outlined above. The grant guidelines and deadlines are subject to change. For more information on the guidelines for submitting your organization’s application, click here.

To make an application, click here.

If you would like more information, please contact Christopher Halaszynski, AAPL Director of Education and Member Services at 817-231-4557 or email


NAPE Charities

As the Managing Partner of NAPE, AAPL supports the NAPE Charities - various national charities that work with wounded and disabled veterans. Held at the annual NAPE Summit, the NAPE Charities Luncheon has raised over $3 million since it began in 2007.

For more information or to learn how you can get involved, visit the NAPE website here.
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