Scholarships



2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

GIA is now accepting scholarships applications for GIA programmes and courses.

Apply between 24 August and 15 October 2020 for a scholarship to be used for new enrolments that start 1 January – 31 December 2021.

GIA-administered scholarships are available for GIA campuses worldwide.

  • Applicants will be considered for all available scholarships.
  • Applicants are eligible to be awarded one scholarship each calendar year.
  • All applications must be submitted online through the GIA website
  • Applications are accepted ONLY during the application period.

The number of scholarships awarded, as well as the amount of each award, will vary by campus location, the number of qualified applicants received and GIA’s ability to effectively deliver the course or programme due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Several of GIA's scholarships may be awarded based on student financial need. Students in the US seeking need-based scholarships for GIA on-campus programmes are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. Those students opting not to complete the FAFSA application will not be considered for need-based scholarships.

For additional details on eligibility, how to apply and the required documents, click here.

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General US SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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
Online eLearning courses offered through the GIA Distance Education programme (English 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 – On Campus
Award maximum: Varies
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) programme, Graduate Jeweler (GJ) programme, Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT) programme, Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry programme and Jewelry Design (JD) programme.
(Carlsbad or New York campuses only)

GIA Scholarship – Need-Based (On-Campus)
Award maximum: Varies
On-Campus Programmes in Carlsbad or New York: Graduate Gemologist (GG), Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT)
On-Campus Programmes in Carlsbad only: Graduate Diamonds, Graduate Colored Stones, Graduate Jeweler, Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry and Jewelry Design.
Student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
 
Mikimoto Scholarship
Award maximum: $950
Graduate Pearls programme (English language courses offered through the GIA Distance Education programme)

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

GIA Innovators Scholarships

Each year GIA awards scholarships to honour the memory of GIA stalwarts who helped to build and promote gem and jewellery education, and left an indelible mark on both GIA and our industry.
 
Richard T. Liddicoat Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) programme (Carlsbad campus only)
 
G. Robert Crowningshield Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) programme (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Eunice Miles Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) programme (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Glenn Nord Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
Any On-Campus programme (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Bert Krashes Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
Any On-Campus programme (Carlsbad campus only)
 

Donor-Endowed Scholarships 

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

Tiffany & Co. Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
Any On-Campus programme (Carlsbad campus only)
 
California Jewelers Association Scholarship
Peter Hess and Robert B. Westover Memorial Scholarships
Award maximum: $2,000 (£1200)
Any Distance Education eLearning courses for California residents only
(Carlsbad campus only)
 
Charles & Erna Leutwyler Scholarship
Award maximum: $18,000 (£11,880)
Any On-Campus programme (Carlsbad campus only)
 
ColorMasters Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000 (£3,300)
Any On-Campus programme (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Hearts on Fire Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000 (£3,300)
Any On-Campus programme (Carlsbad campus only)

Jack Abelson Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000 (£3,300)
Any On-Campus programme (Carlsbad campus only)

Lone Star GIAAA Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000 (£600)
Any Distance Education eLearning courses for California residents only
(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)
 
Susan Eisen Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000 (£3,300)
Preference to anyone new to the industry.
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)
 
Tycoon Jewelry Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000 (£3,300)
Any On-Campus programme (Carlsbad campus only)
 
William Goldberg Scholarship
Award maximum: $7,5000
Any On-Campus programme (Carlsbad campus only)

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS


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

2021 Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship – GIA Taiwan Campus 
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) programme
Recipient chosen from GIA Taiwan campus applicants and cannot be a US citizen or US permanent resident.
 
GIA Scholarship – International Distance Education
Award maximum in US $: Varies
Online eLearning courses offered through the GIA Distance Education programme (English 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 campus.
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 – Taiwan
Award maximum in US $: Varies
Awarded for Chinese language on-campus programmes at GIA’s Taiwan campus Applicants cannot be a US citizen or US 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.