Programs & Grants
The Society funds a graduate scholarship in the Geoscience's Department at the University of Arizona and provides a scholarship for the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson. Tucson Gem and Mineral Society grants have supported the mineral collections at the University of Arizona Mineral Museum, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum on an annual basis for over 40 years.
At Christmas time each year the Society adopts a needy family through "New Beginnings for Women and Children" in Tucson.
The Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, Inc. is one of the "Galileo" level sponsors of the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair held each March in Tucson. In addition to that sponsorship, members from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, Inc. participate as judges at the Fair and award four outstanding science projects in the area of Earth Sciences with one-year honorary family memberships in Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, Inc. plus a gift packet. Semifinalists from the SARSEF fair later compete for the title of "America's Top Young Scientist of the Year."