Scholarships

GIA offers scholarships during two application periods each year for its gemology, jewelry, and design programs, courses, and lab classes – March 1 through April 30 and June 15 through October 31.


GIA is now accepting online applications for the scholarship period beginning June 15. Click here to apply now.

For scholarship questions, please call 760 603 4131, 800 421 7250 ext. 4131, or email scholarship@gia.edu

Below is a list of scholarships available for the June 15 through October 31 application period.

U. S. Scholarships

Absolute Brilliance Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
One scholarship available for Distance Education eLearning Diamond Essentials or Graduate Diamonds Diploma courses.

Andrew Sarosi Memorial Scholarship Fund
Award maximum: $1,000
One scholarship available for any on campus course or Distance Education eLearning course, program, or lab class. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Dr. Peter Bancroft Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
Two scholarships available for any On Campus or Distance Education eLearning course or program. Applicants must reside in North San Diego County. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Bert Krashes Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
Two scholarships available. One for the on campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program and one for the Distance Education eLearning Graduate Gemologist (GG) program which includes three required lab classes - Diamond Grading, Colored Stone Grading, and Gem Identification. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

CJA Peter Hess Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Available for any educational course or program. Recipient must be a resident of California and a California Jewelers Association member, be related to a CJA member, or be willing to join CJA if awarded this scholarship. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

CJA Robert B. Westover Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Available for any educational course or program. Recipient must be a resident of California and a California Jewelers Association member, be related to a CJA member, or be willing to join CJA if awarded this scholarship. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

ColorMasters Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Three scholarships available for Distance Education eLearning program courses. Preference will be given to applicants employed by a jewelry store that carries ColorMasters products.

Dr. Geoffrey Smith Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
One scholarship available for any course or program. To qualify, applicant must have previously participated in a GIA Junior Gemologist class. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Eunice Miles – GIA Alumni Manhattan Chapter Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
Multiple scholarships available for any Distance Education eLearning course.

Eunice Miles Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
Two scholarships available. One for the on campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program and one for the Distance Education eLearning Graduate Gemologist (GG) program which includes three required lab classes - Diamond Grading, Colored Stone Grading, and Gem Identification. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

GIA Scholarship Fund for U.S. Veterans
Award maximum: $1,500
Multiple scholarships available for Distance Education eLearning courses, programs, or Lab classes. Open to U.S. military veterans, including reservists and National Guard personnel. To qualify, applicants must include proof of U.S. military service. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

GIA Scholarship – Distance Education eLearning
Award maximum: $1,500
Multiple scholarships available for any Distance Education eLearning course. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

GIA Scholarship – Lab Classes (Carlsbad and New York locations only)
Award maximum: Varies
Multiple scholarships available for lab classes. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

GIA Scholarship – On Campus
Award maximum: $21,089
Multiple scholarships available for on campus programs and courses including the Graduate Gemologist (GG) program, Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs including Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT), Graduate Jeweler (GJ), and Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry and Jewelry Design courses.

GIA Scholarship – San Diego County Resident
Award maximum: $1,000
Two scholarships available for any course or program. Applicants must reside in San Diego County. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

The Jeremy Dunn & Charlie Herner Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
One scholarship available for any on campus course. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Jewelers of America Scholarships
Jewelers of America (JA) has scholarships available for GIA Distance Education eLearning courses for JA members and their employees. Applicants must be at least 18 years old; have at least one year of experience working at a JA member store or two years working in the jewelry industry and not already be enrolled in another GIA Distance Education eLearning course. For more information on how to apply, visit the JA website.

Kara Ross Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
One scholarship available for any on campus course or program.

Lone Star GIA Associate & Alumni Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
One scholarship available for any on campus or Distance Education eLearning course, program, or lab class. Preference will be given to applicants who reside within Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, or Arkansas. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Maxwell Horwitz Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
Available for any on campus or Distance Education eLearning course, program, or lab class. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Mikimoto Scholarship
Award maximum: $890
Multiple scholarships available for the Distance Education eLearning Graduate Pearls Diploma program. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

New Hampshire Jewelers Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
One scholarship available for any Distance Education eLearning course or lab class. Applicants must reside in New Hampshire. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

North Texas GIA Alumni Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,500
One scholarship available for any on campus or Distance Education eLearning course, program, or lab class. Preference will be given to applicants who reside within the following Texas zip codes: 75000-75799, 76000-76999, and 76900-79799. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Richard T. Liddicoat Scholarship
Award maximum: $21,089
Two scholarships available. One for the on campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program and one for the Distance Education eLearning Graduate Gemologist (GG) program which includes three required lab classes - Diamond Grading, Colored Stone Grading, and Gem Identification. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Rio Grande Scholarship
Award maximum: $19,260
One scholarship available for the on campus Graduate Jeweler (GJ) program. Applicants must reside in the United States.

Tiffany & Co. Scholarship – Annual only
Award maximum: $10,000
Two scholarships available for any on campus gemology program.

William Goldberg Diamond Corp. Scholarship – Annual Only
Award maximum: $10,000
One scholarship available for any on campus gemology program.

Zoe Bromberg Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,000
One scholarship available for classes that fulfill the American Gem Society certification requirements: Accredited Jewelry Professional program and the Diamond Grading lab class. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

International Scholarships

Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship – GIA India
Award maximum: Full tuition
One scholarship available for the on campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program, including the three required lab classes - Diamond Grading, Colored Stone Grading, and Gem Identification. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – International Distance Education eLearning Courses
Award maximum: US $1,500
Scholarships available to be applied toward any of the five Distance Education eLearning core gemology courses required for the Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma. Does not include lab classes. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. Courses available in English only.

GIA Scholarship – Hong Kong
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Scholarships available for any on campus program at GIA’s Hong Kong campus. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – India
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Scholarships available for any on campus program at GIA’s India campuses. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – London
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Scholarships available for any on campus program at GIA’s London campus. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – Middle East
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Scholarships available for any on campus program at GIA’s Middle East branch located in Dubai. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – Taiwan
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Scholarships available for any on campus program at GIA’s Taiwan campus. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – Thailand
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Scholarships available for any on campus program at GIA’s Thailand campus. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

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