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.

For scholarship questions, please call +1 760 603 4131, +1 800 421 7250 ext. 4131, or email scholarship@gia.edu

Below is a list of scholarships available for the March 1 - April 30, 2015 application period.

U. S. Scholarships


CJA Peter Hess Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Available for any educational course or program. Recipient must be a California resident. They must also be 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 California resident. They must also be 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)

Daniel Swarovski & Company Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,565
One scholarship available for on-campus gemology courses. Applicant should preferably have two to three years prior work experience in the jewelry industry. At least three letters of recommendation are required, two of which must come from within the jewelry industry.

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 GemKids Junior Gemologist class. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Dr. Peter Bancroft Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
One scholarship 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)

George W. Juno Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
One scholarship available for Distance Education eLearning gemology courses.

GIA Scholarship – Distance Education eLearning
Award maximum: $4,000
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: $2,500
Multiple scholarships available for lab classes. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

GIA Scholarship – On Campus
Award maximum: $15,607
Multiple scholarships available for on-campus programs including the Graduate Diamonds program, the Graduate Colored Stones program, or the following Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs: Jewelry Design and Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry.

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)

GIA Scholarship Fund for U.S. Veterans
Award maximum: $1,500
Two 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)

Houston Texas GIA Alumni Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
One scholarship available for any on Campus or Distance Education eLearning course, program, or Lab class. Applicants must reside in the state of Texas. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Independent Jewelers Organization Scholarship*
Award Maximum: $500
One scholarship available for any gemology course or program. Available only to IJO Members or their employees (*includes Canadian Members).

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.

Kazanjian Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Two scholarships available for any gemology course or program. Preference will be given to extremely high need applicants with no family members in the jewelry business.

Kurt Wayne Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
One scholarship available for the on campus Graduate Jeweler (GJ) 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
One scholarship 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: $915
Three scholarships available for the Distance Education eLearning Graduate Pearls Diploma program. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Morris Hanauer Scholarship
Award maximum: $600
One scholarship available for any Distance Education eLearning gemology course.

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)

Ray Glynn Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
One scholarship available for any Distance Education eLearning gemology course for Diamonds, Colored Stones, or Gem Identification. Applicant must be a legal resident of the state of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, or Washington.

S.H. Silver Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
Two scholarships available for on campus Jewelry Design courses.

The Wilson Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
One scholarship available for any on campus or Distance Education eLearning course, program, or lab class. Preference will be given to extremely high need applicants. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Tiffany & Co. Scholarship 
Award maximum: $4,600
One scholarship available for any gemology program.

 

International Scholarships

GIA Scholarship – International Distance Education eLearning Courses
Award maximum: US $4,000
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 various programs or courses 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 various programs or courses 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 various programs or courses 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 various programs or courses 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 various programs or courses 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 various programs or courses at GIA’s Thailand campus. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

Paul J. Rushin Memorial Scholarship – Thailand
Award maximum: US $500
One scholarship 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.

 

Contact Us

For questions about scholarships, please call or email:
+1 760 603 4131
+1 800 421 7250 ext. 4131
scholarship@gia.edu

Scholarship Application Instructions

Additional details on scholarship eligibility, how to apply, and
required documents.

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