Scholarship History and Rules

The Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society developed a scholarship program in 2006.  This program provides $1,000 to be awarded to one individual selected from applicants during a given announcement period.  Applicants must be a junior, senior, or graduate student who has been accepted to Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi or Texas A&M University-Kingsville, enrolled in Earth Sciences, who has maintained a 2.75 or above GPA. This group includes Del Mar College students who have been accepted to either of the above schools.

Applications have been reviewed for the 2017 Scholarship Program.  The winner will be announced at the September 2017 general meeting.

 Scholarship Rules 2017

Scholarship Application 2017

Previous Scholarship Winners

Date Awarded         Amount            Recipient

March 2007                $1,000                David Brink

March 2008                $1,000                Jacob Hundl

2009                              None offered

March 2010                 $1,000                Chester Scotch

March 2011                 $1,000                Chester Scotch

March 2012                 No Applicants

August 2012                 $1,000               Arthur Oaden
August 2012                 $1,000               Chester Scotch

January 2013              $1,000               Chester Scotch
January 2013              $1,000               Riaz Hossain Khan

October 2014              $1,000                Wendy Schwertner

2015                              None offered

September 2016          $1,000                James P. Quisenberry


Pictures of Scholarship Winners

September 2016

Russell Wheeler, President of the Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, is shown presenting James P. Quisenberry a $1,000 check for the 2016 scholarship award.  James will be completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology with a minor in Geological Information Systems by May 2017 at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  Jim hopes to pursue a master’s program to specialize in 3-D seismic interpretation or petrophysics.











October 2014

Wendy Schwertner is a geology major at Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi and is a member of GCGMS.  She is pictured receiving her check for $1,000 from Jerrold Simpson, President











January 2013
Chester Scotch of Rockport and Riaz Hossain Khan of Corpus Christi were selected to receive $1,000 scholarships awarded for January 2013. Scotch’s Bachelor of Science Magna cum laude is from TAMUCC where he is a Master of Science candidate with a major in Hydrogeology-Environmental Science. Khan completed undergraduate and post graduate work at the University of Dhaka, and lectured at the Patuakhali Science and Technology University, both in Bangladesh. He is a first year Doctoral student in the TAMUCC Coastal and Marine System Science Program

Scotch Khan