Outside Scholarships



This list has been compiled for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement by GIA. All information listed is subject to change; please contact the individual companies for updated information.

The Band with Success Scholarship

Larson Jewelers is proud to sponsor a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and attending high school or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and vocational programs in the US. The application deadline is April 15, 2017.

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Female Veteran Grant (Sponsored by Jewelers Mutual)

The WJA is proud to offer a Female Veteran Grant in partnership with Jewelers Mutual. This merit-based grant will be awarded to a deserving US Military veteran to use towards her professional growth within the jewelry and/or watch industries. Applicants do not need to be a WJA Member to apply.

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The JCK Design Center

The JCK Las Vegas Design Center is a curated destination of collections with a story; representing the individual aesthetic of well established brands and up-and-coming designers. These design collections are crafted with the utmost integrity from designers who set trends and take risks with their own unique point of view.

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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.

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Live Your Dream Scholarship

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards is the signature project of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Soroptimist International of Oceanside Carlsbad is one of nearly 1,400 clubs that make up Soroptimist International of the Americas, a volunteer organization for women committed to improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Applications are due each year by November 15, and are accepted between July 1 and November 15. Award recipients will be notified between January and June. 

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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

The Marine Corps scholarship foundation provides need-based scholarship to the children of Marines enrolled in accrdited career and technical education Progam.

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MJSA Education Foundation

MJSA Education Foundation offers scholarships for students who intend to pursue a career in the jewelry industry. Students are strongly encouraged to apply if they are currently enrolled or have been accepted to a jewelry-related program at accredited colleges and universities.

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The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

NAJA’s primary purpose is to recognize, and make available, the services of highly qualified, informed, experienced, independent, and professional appraisers of gems and jewelry to those members of the public requiring such expertise. In addition, NAJA seeks to promote the trademark and professional designations earned by our members and to make available continuing educational materials in order to ensure that they are among the best informed appraisers in our industry.

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RJO Foundation Scholarship

The RJO Foundation, established in 2015, is proud to provide scholarships to encourage the independent retail jeweler to further his/her education. The scholarship is available exclusively to RJO members and is awarded two times per year. Members may apply for the scholarship at any time during the year and recipients will typically be awarded in April and October of each calendar year.

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Women’s Jewelry Association Scholarships

Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) is accepting applications for its scholarship program, open to students enrolled in a jewelry or metalsmithing program at an accredited college, university or training school. Applicants do not need to be a WJA Member to apply.

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