Press Release

GIA Offers Over $2 Million (£1.7 Million) in Scholarships for 2018

Applications accepted from 1 August to 30 September

CARLSBAD, Calif. – 31 July 2017 – GIA will begin accepting scholarship applications on 1 Aug. for its 2018 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programmes, courses and lab classes. GIA scholarships, which total over $2 million (£1.7 million) for 2018, align with the Institute’s goals of providing quality education in gemmology and jewellery to the trade and aspiring professionals. Applications for the current scholarship cycle will be accepted until 30 Sept. and are available at

Since 2010, GIA has awarded more than $8 million (£6.8 million) in scholarships to more than 1,500 students globally. Funded by the GIA endowment fund and several private donors, the scholarships supplement GIA’s wider scope of offerings. From the 2018 application cycle, applicants can apply for scholarships every calendar year. GIA offers on-campus and distance education (eLearning and lab classes) scholarships.

Scholarships are available for distance education eLearning courses and for classes at the Institute’s campuses in Bangkok, Carlsbad, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York and Taiwan; and at the GIA branch in Dubai. For more information, call +1 (760) 603 4131 or contact us.

About GIA

An independent non-profit organisation, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognised as the world’s foremost authority in gemmology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognised by virtually every professional jeweller in the world.  
Through research, education, gemmological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism.