Scholarships

Stone-Hollberg Scholarship For Structural Geology Research

The Stone-Hollberg Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student at any accredited college or university who is conducting structural geology or geophysics research in the Rocky Mountain region.  It was established with generous contributions by Donald Stone and John Hollberg, two Rocky Mountain structural geologists.  Don Stone spent sixty years in the oil and gas business, specializing in structural geology and seismic interpretation of the Rocky Mountain foreland province.  He is recognized for his detailed structural cross section restorations, especially when he teamed up with his colleague, John Hollberg, to digitize the Wyoming Transect. The Transect is a detailed structured cross section across the state of Wyoming, originally drawn at a scale of 1:24,000 (1 inch=2000 feet). Don donated a lifetime of career files to the Denver Earth Science Library which are available to the public.

The 2022 Stone-Hollberg Scholarship was awarded to:

Moones Alamooti, PhD candidate, University of North Dakota
“The Application of New Optimization Algorithm in Mapping of Fracture Networks in the Red River Formation of McKenzie County, North Dakota”