Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club Scholarship Program
Since the 1960's the club has been awarding scholarship monies to acknowledge, encourage, and reward the hard work and excellence of students in the earth sciences field. Now each year we award two scholarships worth $1250 each to college level students in New Mexico. AGMC’s scholarships are open to a deserving junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in geology, and the award is based on scholarship, need, and promise. Two scholarships are given annually to a University of New Mexico and N.M. Tech. student selected by their Department at their school.
Monies for the AGMC scholarships come primarily from our Annual Gem and Mineral Show and from club auctions. This long standing Club tradition was started in October 1960 with the issuance of one $150 scholarship and over the years has increased to where the club now is giving two $1250 scholarships each December at our Christmas Dinner banquette.
The reason this has been possible is because the Club membership and the members’ activities have remained high enough, and provided enough support of shows and auctions, that over the years these scholarship moneys have increased to today’s levels.