Part of the mission of Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society is to provide a number of scholarships to geology students nominated by their local university geology departments.

  • The student must be majoring in one of the earth sciences with a terrestrial focus.
  • The student must be enrolled full time in the third year or fourth year of undergraduate study, or in graduate school.
  • The student must have a 3.0 or better grade point average in the required subjects for their major.
  • The student must demonstrate a need for financial aid.
  • The student must be a citizen of the United States of America.

We have the students introduce themselves and give a brief summary about their interests, studies, and future career in Geology at one of monthly meetings.

The selected student is required to participate throughout our Annual Festival
(formely annual show)
. which is held in April at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., San Jose. They help out in our Kids Area .

The scholarship checks are awarded to the recipients at the conclusion of the show.

Local universities receiving scholarships: