The El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society has a Scholarship Program to provide scholarships to residents of El Dorado County who are pursuing a degree and/or career in earth sciences, lapidary arts or other related fields at an accredited college or university.
The Scholarship is available to individuals who reside in El Dorado County and are:
1) Graduating high school seniors or college, university or graduate school students.
2) Pursuing a degree and/or career in earth sciences, lapidary arts or other related fields at an accredited college or university.
The minimum cumulative grade point average for eligibility is 3.00.
Scholarship Amount and Use
Scholarship(s) in the amount of $500 to $1,000 shall be awarded for use towards attendance at any accredited college or university.
The attached application form must be used exclusively. Applications must include the following:
1) A current transcript
2) A personal essay of 300 to 500 words in which you address such subjects as:
A) what motivated you to pursue your current career goal?
B) what do you hope to achieve upon obtaining your degree?
C) who are your "role models"?
3) Two letters of reference, one of which is from a faculty member and the other from someone who is not a member of the applicant's family.