Title: Lockridges Contribute Scholarship to RMAG Foundation
Publication: The Outcrop, November 2005, p. 18
John and Erika Lockridge have donated $30,000 to the RMAG Foundation to establish the RMAG Mines Scholarship for graduate students in geology at the Colorado School of Mines. The Foundation has contributed matching funds of $10,000, bringing the total of the new scholarship to $40,000. John Lockridge encouraged “other members of RMAG who are Mines alumni to join in support of Mines graduate students.”
The RMAG Foundation has traditionally awarded annual scholarships to graduate students at the University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines and Colorado State University. This new scholarship joins the Dudley and Marion Bolyard Scholarship to support graduate studies at CU that was announced last year.
Regarding their gift, John Lockridge said, “RMAG and the Colorado School of Mines have been important institutions in my career as a geologist in the petroleum industry. Erika and I are most appreciative of the friendships and opportunities that have resulted from our association with these two entities and will enjoy providing support to worthy student recipients through this scholarship program.”
In addition, the Foundation administers The Norman H. Foster Memorial Scholarship Fund, which annually awards two scholarships to graduate students (at any institution) with thesis projects in the Rocky Mountain Region. The Foundation also presents the Neal J. Harr Award to outstanding seniors at each Colorado college or university that offers a Bachelor’s degree in geology.
The RMAG Foundation is actively seeking tax-deductible donations to endow a similar fund for graduate studies at CSU. Potential donors may contact the Foundati0n via the RMAG office.