Department of Geosciences

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Scholarships

Dallas Gem and Mineral Society Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Dallas Gem and Mineral Society Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 with a gift from the Dallas Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.  The Dallas Gem and Mineral Society was established in 1956 with 51 charter members. Its first rock show was in May 1958. Among the exhibits was the "Star of Arkansas" and other diamond collections; 200 hand-ground spheres; a 147-piece carved dinner set made from Death Valley matched onyx; a 155-pound meteorite from Brewster County; and 30 bowls, hand-carved from jade, amethyst, agate, petrified wood and other minerals.

Today, the Dallas Gem and Mineral Society still carries on the tradition of its founders. Its purpose and goals have remained the same: promoting knowledge and interest not only in rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary art, metal-working, geology and related earth sciences, but also promoting fellowship and support to everyone who has an interest in these fields.

For more information on the Dallas Gem and Mineral Society, or to find the dates of their next monthly meeting or annual show, please visit their website at www.dallasgemandmineral.org

  • Updated: February 6, 2006