Edwin Van Amringe Memorial Geology Scholarship Fund
Edwin V. Van Amringe was born August 24, 1899, in Oakland, California. His early years were spent in the San Francisco Bay area, where he was in constant contact with historical landmark’s related to California’s colorful past. He entered the University of California, Berkeley, earning part of his expenses by working in the university library. With a bachelor’s degree in chemistry (1921) and a master’s in education (1923), he accepted positions in teaching chemistry, first in Sebastopol and later in Oakland. In 1924 upon the founding of Pasadena Junior College, he became a member of the new faculty, where he taught industrial chemistry and later geology. His interest in geology soon becoming paramount, he sought further training in the subject at the California Institute of Technology.