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AIPG Awards

Below is a brief description of each award category. Go to specific award category (National, Section Leadership, and Student Chapter) for full details.

National Awards

National awards include the Ben H. Parker Memorial Distinguished Service Medal, the Martin Van Couvering Memorial Service to the Institute Award, the John T. Galey, Sr. Memorial Public Service Award, AIPG Honorary Membership, John Stewart Memorial Early Career Professional AwardOutstanding Achievement Award Major Contribution to the Profession and the Presidential Certificate of Merit. Deadline for nominations is January 15th.

Section Leadership Awards

The AIPG Section Leadership Award was established by the Executive Committee in 2013 to recognize one or more of our members who have demonstrated a long-term commitment and have been long-term contributors to AIPG at the section level. AIPG has many sections where one or more individuals have demonstrated exceptional leadership for their section and in many instances kept the section together and moving forward.  These individuals are commonly not known at the National level or by AIPG members outside of their sections, however, their contributions have been vital to their sections and they perform this work because of their commitment to our profession and AIPG. All active section members are eligible. It is not required to be a current or past section officer. The award will consist of a plaque (or similar) that will be presented to the awardees at the annual meeting of AIPG. 

Nominations for awards can be made online by January 15th

Student Chapter Award

The purpose of the AIPG Student Chapter of the Year Award is to recognize the most outstanding student chapter for their participation in, and contribution to, the American Institute of Professional Geologists. The award will consist of a plaque to be presented to the student chapter, a certificate to each of the officers of the chapter at the time of their submittal, a $500.00 award for the chapter, and a trip for one member of the winning student chapter to the annual AIPG conference and executive meetings. The student that attends the annual meeting will observe the organization and functions of AIPG and participate in the executive board meeting.

Nominations for awards can be made online by March 30th