Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club is one of the 24 rock and mineral related clubs in Michigan who pay member dues to the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies. Michigan is one of the 12 states in the Midwest Federation. The MWF is one of the 7 regions of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. This national organization grants two $4000 scholarships to each region annually. These scholarships go to university Geology Majors working on advanced degrees.