Applications will be accepted until 15 Oct
CARLSBAD, Calif. – 24 Aug 2020 – GIA is offering $1 million (£760,000) in scholarships for aspiring gem and jewellery students and professionals looking to advance their careers with education from GIA in courses related to gemmology and jewellry manufacturing arts offered through its campuses, distance education and lab classes. Applications will be accepted until 15 Oct for all courses, programmes and classes starting before 31 Dec 2021.
The scholarships are available for on-campus and distance education programmes, and are open to US and international prospective students. For details on eligibility, how to apply and the required documents, visit GIA.edu/gem-education-scholarship-instruction-information.
“To meet the challenges of the pandemic, we are adapting to provide education that positions students for success within the gem and jewellery industry,” said Duncan Pay, GIA senior vice president and chief academic officer. “We are proud to offer scholarships to help more people find rewarding careers.”
GIA has awarded more than $14 million (£10.6 million) in scholarships since 2010, helping more than 3,000 students study at GIA schools around the world and through distance education programmes.
The scholarship application period was postponed from its original application period to allow GIA to assess how to effectively deliver programmes and courses during the pandemic. For campus closures and updates related to COVID-19, please visit GIA.edu/campus-openings-coronavirus.