Michael S. Johnson Scholarship for students doing research in CO, ND, MT, WY, NE and UT.

The Michael S. Johnson Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student at any accredited college or university who is pursuing petroleum-related research in one of the above-listed states.  It was established by a generous gift to the RMAG Foundation from Michael Johnson, a well-known and highly successful petroleum geologist in the Denver area. Michael has been active professionally throughout his long career in the Rocky Mountains and in international plays.

The 2023 Michael S. Johnson Scholarship was awarded to:

Brigham Cardon, M.S. student, Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University

Brigham’s thesis topic is “Geological and geophysical model of the Sand Wash extensional decollement.” Brigham’s work is under the direction of Dr. John McBride. The Sand Wash fault is located in the Uinta Basin, Utah. He will be integrating geological and geophysical observations to derive a mechanical model of the strike-slip (and/or oblique slip) Sand Wash structure that could be applied further throughout the Uinta Basin.

Brigham has a B.S. in Geological Sciences from Brigham Young University.

The 2022 Michael S. Johnson Scholarship was awarded to:

Carolina Mayorga, PhD candidate, Colorado School of Mines
“Oil Potential of the Asquith Marker, Lewis Shale, Greater Green River Basin, Wyoming”