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Bill Bonner Scholarship

Sponsored by The Olsen Foundation

The American Association for Crystal Growth (AACG) awards up to $15,000 in scholarship money to a US member or members of the AACG who are working in the field of crystal growth. This program was established in 2003 to assist qualified men and women working in the field of crystal growth to continue their education towards a technical degree.


Individuals competing for these scholarships must:

  • be presently working in the field of crystal growth and must complete and submit an application to the scholarship committee,

  • submit a copy of the previous college transcript, or for new students, a letter from a faculty advisor is also required, and

  • submit an application by April 15 for awards to be granted for the following fall term to


Awards are based on academic ability, interest in crystal growth, and financial need. The awardees must submit their academic record to the AACG Scholarship Committee for review each semester. In addition, the student must advise the Committee in writing by May 1 each year of the intention to return to college for the following year. Notifications are made on June 1st for the following fall term.

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