Foster Award Application - Word Document
Norm Foster was one of RMAG’s most prestigious members. He was a leader in the Denver community, an outstanding and successful explorer, and, for over 40 years, a highly respected member of both RMAG and AAPG. He gave freely of his time to both organizations, served in many capacities, including as president of both, and received the highest honors each association could bestow upon him.
After Norm’s passing in 1999, his friends searched for a fitting way to keep his memory alive. They decided to establish a memorial fund to provide financial help to student geologists working in the Rocky Mountains. The Norman H. Foster Memorial Fund was established in August of 2000, within the RMAG Foundation. Thanks to contributions from over one hundred of Norm’s friends and business associates, many of them RMAG members, the fund grew quickly in the first six months. Many people contributed generously to the fund, including Norm’s family. Then, in December of 2000, Norm’s long-time friends, Nancy and Don Todd, matched all contributions made to that time.
In choosing a recipient, the selection committee follows the scholarship’s statement of purpose, which reads:
The Norman H. Foster Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded annually by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Foundation to encourage and support creative research in applied petroleum geology by a current graduate student. The recipient shall have demonstrated the ability and intent to utilize various exploration techniques to locate structural or stratigraphic habitats for oil or gas. The application of innovative techniques or methods for exploration and/or field development, including fieldwork as an adjunct to subsurface interpretation, will be given special consideration.