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 that will award 2016 scholarships. Click here to apply now.

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 2016 scholarships available for the June 15 through October 31 application period.

U. S. Scholarships

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

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

Daniel Swarovski & Company Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,565
Awarded for an on-campus gemology course. Applicants 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. Peter Bancroft Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
Awarded 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 Scholarships
Award maximum: Full tuition
Awarded for the Graduate Gemologist (GG) program. One is awarded for the on-campus 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)

ColorMasters Scholarships
Award maximum: $1,000
Awarded 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
Awarded 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)

Eunice Miles – GIA Alumni Manhattan Chapter Scholarships
Award maximum: $500
Awarded for any Distance Education eLearning course.

Eunice Miles Scholarships
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
Awarded 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: $4,000
Awarded 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
Awarded for lab classes. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

GIA Scholarship – On Campus
Award maximum: $22,000
Awarded for on campus programs and courses including the Graduate Gemologist (GG) program, Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs including Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT), Graduate Jeweler (GJ), Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry, and Jewelry Design courses.

GIA Scholarship – San Diego County Resident
Award maximum: $1,000
Awarded 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
Awarded 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
Awarded for any on campus course or program.

Kurt Wayne Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Awarded for the on campus Graduate Jeweler (GJ) program.

Lone Star GIA Associate & Alumni Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
Awarded 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
Awarded for any on campus or Distance Education eLearning course, program, or lab class. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Mikimoto Scholarships
Award maximum: $915
Awarded for the Distance Education eLearning Graduate Pearls Diploma program. (Lab class in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

New Hampshire Jewelers Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Awarded 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
Awarded 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 Scholarships
Award maximum: $22,000
Awarded for the Graduate Gemologist (GG) program: 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
Awarded for the on campus Graduate Jeweler (GJ) program. Applicants must reside in the United States.

S. H. Silver Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,500
Awarded for the on campus Jewelry Design (JD) program.

Tiffany & Co. Scholarships
Award maximum: $10,000
Awarded for any gemology program.

William Goldberg Diamond Corp. Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Awarded for any on campus gemology program.

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

International Scholarships

Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
Awarded 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 $4,000
Awarded to use for tuition of any Distance Education eLearning courses in 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
Awarded for on campus programs 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
Awarded for on campus programs 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
Awarded for on campus programs 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
Awarded for on campus programs 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
Awarded for on campus programs 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
Awarded for on campus programs 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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