Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. March 2017
Purpose: To fund courses in Geology, Mineralogy, Geophysics or Paleontology at any accredited university or college as part of a course of studies in Earth Sciences. Amount: $500 each (minimum). Normally 1 - 4 scholarships are given each year. We had planned to give three $500 scholarships in 2014, but we had only two applicants. So each applicant received $750. In 2015 we received no applications. And in 2016 we had only 2 applicants and both won $1,000 each.
We encourage people to apply early. Now is a good time.
Some Earth Science degrees considered acceptable for this scholarship are
Some Acceptable Earth Science Degrees
This is not considered a comprehensive list.
Eligibility: An eligible applicant must be:
(1.) A Senior in any Secondary School (High School) who will be entering college and majoring in any Earth Science; or
(2.) A student in good standing who is already enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university and is in an established course of study towards a degree in Earth Sciences.
(1.) Complete the application. (pdf) (word)
(2.) Supply an official transcript.
(3.) One letters of recommendation .
(4.) Write a 500 - 1,000 word essay (which will be published in the Club newsletter) on why you want to major in the Earth Sciences, and/or the applicants history in the earth sciences, and/or what the scholarship would be used for, and/or the applicant's overall goal in this course of study.
Scholarship Announcement: The scholarship availability will be announced in the Club Newsletter, Stoney Statements prior to award. Copies of the newsletter may be distributed to academic advisors at area secondary schools or college/university at the discretion of the Scholarship Chairman. Decisions of the Awards will be announced at the next appropriate General Meeting.
Application Deadline: Applications must be received or post marked not later than the lst of May of the year to be awarded. So applications recevied prior to 5/1/2017 will be judged and the winners will be awarded scholarship checks in June, 2017. Late applications will be considered for the next year. E-mail submissions will be accepted. Applications will be directed to the Scholarship Chairman. Please e-mail the application to email@example.com (there is an underbar between clgms and scholarship).
Judging of Applications: Applications will be judged by the Scholarship Chairman and approved by the club members at the next general club meeting.
Scholarship Chairman: An appointed or volunteer member of the CLGMS who has no family ties or financial ties with the applicants.
Application Requirements: Name; Address; Phone Number, and e-mail address (optional), along with the 500 - 1,000 word essay.