Chevron Partners with the Geological Society of America to Offer Geology Field Trip Grants to Students and Early Career Professionals

Boulder, Colo., USA: Chevron, a leading energy corporation committed to supporting educational initiatives in the geosciences, has announced a partnership with the Geological Society of America (GSA) to provide field trip grants, beginning with the organization’s annual meeting, GSA Connects 2024. This year’s meeting will take place in Anaheim, California, USA, 22–25 September.

The GSA/Chevron Field Trip Grant aims to support students or early career professionals in attending field trips during GSA Connects. GSA’s field trips provide valuable hands-on learning experiences, networking opportunities, and exposure to cutting-edge research in the geosciences in a variety of key geological settings.

"We are thrilled to partner with Chevron to offer these field trip grants, which will enhance the educational experience of our members attending GSA Connects 2024," says Melanie Brandt, Executive Director and CEO of GSA. "Field trips are an integral part of our meetings, allowing participants to explore regionally important geological features, engage with field-based research discoveries, and foster collaboration within the geoscience community. Time and time again we are told some of the best professional and even social relationships our members have established through GSA happened through a GSA field trip."

The GSA/Chevron Field Trip Grant will cover expenses related to the field trip registration fees, which will serve to diversify and increase the number of attendees on each trip. Students and early career professionals are encouraged to fill out a simple application for the grant through the GSA website. Grants will be provided on a rolling basis through 1 August.

“I think that field trips are important from both an educational and networking standpoint,” commented Alicia Kahn, a senior biostratigrapher at Chevron and partner with GSA. “I have learned how to visualize the subsurface more precisely using analogues, and concurrently made friends with whom I now collaborate professionally. Though the expense of these field trips can be prohibitive, they are also required for degrees, so funding students can be critical to their choosing geology as a discipline.”

"We are grateful for Chevron’s generous support, which enables us to expand the educational offerings and opportunities for professional development surrounding our annual meeting," says Jennifer Nocerino, Director of Strategic Outreach & Engagement at the GSA. "Together with Chevron, GSA is committed to advancing the field of geosciences and fostering a robust and rewarding community of geoscientists at all career stages."

For more information about GSA’s field opportunities, the GSA/Chevron Field Trip Grant, and other grants provided through GSA, please visit

About Chevron
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable, and ever-cleaner energy is essential to enabling human progress. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. We aim to grow our oil and gas business, lower the carbon intensity of our operations, and grow lower-carbon businesses in renewable fuels, carbon capture and offsets, hydrogen, and other emerging technologies. More information about Chevron is available at

About the Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a global professional society with a membership of more than 17,000 individuals in over 100 countries. GSA serves as a leading voice for the geosciences, promoting the understanding of Earth's dynamic processes and fostering collaboration among scientists, educators, and policymakers.


For Immediate Release
22 May 2024
GSA Release No. 24-04

Katie Busser