The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is offering aspiring gem and jewellery professionals interested in GIA gemmology and jewellery manufacturing arts programs, distance education courses and lab classes, $2 million in scholarships funded by the GIA Endowment Fund and private donors for 2019. Applications open on February 1.
GIA has awarded more than $10 million in scholarships since 2010, helping more than 2,000 students study at its institutions and through the its distance education programs.
“Scholarships are a very important part of our mission-driven education programs, helping hundreds of students start or advance their careers in the global gem and jewellery industry every year,” said Duncan Pay, vice president and chief academic officer. He added, “With scholarships, professional credentials, career services and an alumni network, GIA students are positioned for success.”