Information about GCAGS Awards and Grants

Don R. Boyd Medal for Excellence in Gulf Coast Geology
Honorary Membership Award
Distinguished Service Award
Special Commendation Award
Statesmanship Award
Transactions Dedication
Outstanding Educator Award
Owen R. Hopkins Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award
Imperial Barrel Award
Best Published Paper Awards
Best Presentation Awards
Faculty Grants
Student Grants

For detailed information on each award, use the direct links provided in the above list.  This information, plus lists of past award recipients, can also be accessed through the award and grant categories under the “Awards & Grants” tab. 

There are no nomination forms for certain awards, such as the Don R. Boyd Medal for Excellence in Gulf Coast Geology, the Special Commendation Award, and the Statesmanship Award.  Please contact the GCAGS Awards & Nominations Chairman for information on nominations for these awards.  Each nomination for an award in the Special Awards and the Educational Awards categories should be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from the affiliated society or member making the nomination.

GCAGS encourages its affiliated societies to also nominate their members for AAPG awards.  Please visit the AAPG website ( for the descriptions, requirements, and forms for AAPG award nominations.  Nominations for AAPG awards do not require GCAGS approval.  However, GCAGS will consider endorsing an AAPG award nominee if the nominating Society submits such a request to the GCAGS Awards & Nominations Chairman at least 30 days prior to the AAPG nomination deadline.  Please also note that nominations for the AAPG Excellence in Teaching Award are handled through a process and on a timeline different from that for other awards.

The deadline for all 2017 GCAGS Award Nominations is February 15, 2017.

The deadline for 2017 GCAGS student and faculty grant applications is February 15, 2017.

Awards & Nominations Committee, Chairman
Student and Faculty Grant Committees, Chairman

Brent Hopkins
Suemaur Exploration & Production LLC
539 N. Carancahua, Ste. 1100, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 361-884-8824 x1101

Dr. René De Hon
Department of Geography
Texas State University

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