Ventura Gem & Mineral Society awards two 2016 scholarships

Ventura Gem & Mineral Society (VGMS) is pleased to award Sean Curran the 2016 VGMS Annual Scholarship and Theodore “Ted” Brown the VGMS Marie Haake Memorial Scholarship.  Each award consists of a $500 grant, a Scholarship Certificate, and one-year honorary VGMS membership.  They are presented on the basis of academic excellence and intent to continue studies within the earth sciences at the college level.  The awards will be made during the annual VGMS pre-show dinner at 6:00 PM, Friday, March 4, at the Ventura County Fairgrounds leading into the 54th Annual Ventura Gem Show taking place March 5-6.

The VGMS Board of Directors voted unanimously to award their 2016 scholarships to Ted and Sean and look forward to meeting them, their families, and their professors for the formal presentation on March 4.

The Ventura Gem & Mineral Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization composed of amateur “rockhounds” who enjoy fieldtrips to collect rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils as well as engaging in the lapidary arts (stone cutting, carving, polishing) and jewelry making.  Society membership is open to everyone in the community, individuals and families alike, with facilities available for lapidary work, including rock saws, grinding and polishing units, and more.

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