Dan Rigel Memorial Educational Grant

Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 1, 2019

Applicant type: Faculty

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Utah

Location of residency: Utah

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About this funder:



A pledge of at least $1000.00 a year has been received to support an educational grant to honor the memory of Dan Rigel who ran Caveman Lapidary along with his wife, Hope. Dan passed away from a heart attack on March 8, 2010 after a lifetime of rock hounding and running a very successful and prominent lapidary and fossil business.

The $1000 Grant may be split into two, three or four grants per year at the discretion of the AAPS Board. The awardee(s) will be selected based upon need and the proposed use of funds. Following the award of this grant, awardees will be asked to provide photos of the students on trips or the student's use of the fossils in the classroom. If any money is left over, AAPS requests that it be returned so that it can continue to be used in the manner it was intended for.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • This grant will be given to a High School teacher(s) or High School educator to promote the education of their students in geology and paleontology.
  • The grant money must be used to sponsor collecting trips for students or to buy rock/mineral/fossil specimens for educational purposes. 


  • Money specifically donated to this Grant cannot go into the general fund.