Scholarships



GIA offers scholarships for its gemmology, jewellery and design programmes, courses and lab classes.

GIA is currently accepting applications until 30 Sept 2018.

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  • Apply 1 August – 30 September for scholarships to be used in the following calendar year.
  • Apply 1 February – 31 March for scholarships to be used in the second half of the current year.

2019 scholarships to be awarded from the two application periods combined:

U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS

(Available ONLY for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents)

Bert Krashes Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) programme (Carlsbad campus only)

Color Masters Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000 (£6,600)
Any On-Campus programme
(Carlsbad campus only)

Eunice Miles Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) programme
(Carlsbad campus only)

GIA Scholarship Fund for U.S. Veterans
Award maximum: $3,000
Open to U.S. military veterans including reservists and National Guard personnel. To qualify, applicants must include proof of US military service.
(Carlsbad campus only)

GIA Scholarship – Distance Education eLearning
Award maximum: Varies
Distance Education eLearning courses.
(Carlsbad campus only)
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

GIA Scholarship – Lab Classes
Award maximum: Varies
Any lab classes (Carlsbad or New York campus)
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

GIA Scholarship – Graduate Gemologist
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) programme.
(Carlsbad or New York campus only)

GIA Scholarship – Graduate Jeweler
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Jeweler (GJ) programme.
(Carlsbad campus only)

GIA Scholarship – Jewelry Design & Technology
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT) programme.
(Carlsbad or New York campus only)

GIA Scholarship – Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry programme.
(Carlsbad or New York campus only)

GIA Scholarship – Jewelry Design
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Jewelry Design (JD) programme.
(Carlsbad or New York campus only)

GIA Scholarship – San Diego County Resident
Award maximum: $2,000 (£1200)
Any course or programme. Applicants must reside in San Diego County.
(Carlsbad campus only)

Golden Gate Chapter Alumni Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,500 (£984)
Any Distance Education eLearning courses. Must reside within zip codes: 93921-93923, 93940-93944, 93400-96999

Hearts on Fire Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000 (£6,600)
Any On-Campus programme
(Carlsbad campus only)

Hess Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000 (£600)
Any Distance Education eLearning courses for California residents only
(Carlsbad campus only)

Lone Star Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,500 (£1,650)
Any course or programme. Applicants must be either Lone Star alumni or TX, OK,LA, NM or AR resident.
(Carlsbad campus only)

Mikimoto Scholarship
Award maximum: $950
Distance Education Graduate Pearls programme
(Carlsbad campus only)

Milton Wolf Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000 (£600)
Applicant must be a California resident. Any course or programme.
(Carlsbad campus only)

North Texas Alumni Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,500 (£984)
Applicant must Texas resident. Any course or programme.
(Carlsbad campus only)

Rio Grande Scholarship
Award maximum: $6,000
Applicant must completed Graduate Gemologist programme. On-Campus Graduate Jeweler (GJ) programme.
(Carlsbad campus only)

RTL Scholarship
Award maximum: $4,000 (£2680)
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)
RTL Scholarship Award maximum: Full tuition On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) programme
(Carlsbad campus only)

Susan Eisen Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000 (£6,600)
Preference to anyone new to the industry.
Any On-Campus programme
(Carlsbad campus only)

Tiffany & Co. Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
Any On Campus programme
(Carlsbad campus only)

Trillion Scholarship
Award maximum: $7,500
Applicant must New York resident. Any Gemmology On Campus programme
(New York campus only)

Westover Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000 (£600)
Any Distance Education eLearning courses for California residents only
(Carlsbad campus only)

William Goldberg Scholarship
Award maximum: $15,000
Any On Campus programme
(Carlsbad campus only)

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

(Available ONLY for Non-U.S. Citizens or Non-U.S. Permanent Residents)

2019 Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship – GIA London Campus
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) programme
Recipient chosen from GIA London campus applicants and cannot be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

GIA Scholarship – International Distance Education
Award maximum in US $: Varies
Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)
Applicants cannot be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

GIA Scholarship – Hong Kong
Award maximum in US $: Varies
On-campus programmes at GIA’s Hong Kong campus.
Applicants cannot be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

GIA Scholarship – India
Award maximum in US $: Varies
On-campus programmes at GIA’s India campuses.
Applicants cannot be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

GIA Scholarship – London
Award maximum in US $: Varies
On-campus programmes at GIA’s London campus.
Applicants cannot be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

GIA Scholarship – Middle East
Award maximum in US $: Varies
On-campus programmes at GIA’s Middle East branch in Dubai.
Applicants cannot be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

GIA Scholarship – Taiwan
Award maximum in US $: Varies
Awarded for on-campus programmes at GIA’s Taiwan campus with instruction in Chinese ONLY.
Applicants cannot be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

GIA Scholarship – Thailand
Award maximum in US $: Varies
Awarded for on campus programmes at GIA’s Thailand campus.
Applicants cannot be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.