Scholarships



2023 SCHOLARSHIPS

The scholarship application period is now closed. The next application period will be in Spring 2023.

GENERAL U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS
GIA INNOVATORS SCHOLARSHIPS
DONOR-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS
INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS


GENERAL U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS

(Available 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 U.S. military service. 
Online course(s) or Lab class(es) (Carlsbad campus only)
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
 
GIA Scholarship – Online Courses
Award maximum: Varies
Online course(s)
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
 
GIA Scholarship – On Campus
Award maximum: Varies
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), Graduate Diamond (G.D.), Graduate Colored Stone (GCS), Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT), Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry and Jewelry Design (J.D.) program (Carlsbad or New York campus)
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
 
GIA Scholarship – Lab Classes
Award maximum: Varies
Any U.S. Lab class(es) (Carlsbad or New York campus)
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents

GIA INNOVATORS SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, GIA awards scholarships to honor the memory of GIA stalwarts who helped build and promote gem and jewelry education and left an indelible mark on GIA and our industry.
 
Richard T. Liddicoat Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
G. Robert Crowningshield Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Eunice Miles Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Glenn Nord Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Bert Krashes Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Alfred “Al” Woodill Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)
Preference given to AGS Members or staff of AGS Member stores

DONOR-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS

GIA is grateful to the donors who have helped to support GIA and for recognizing an educated workforce is essential to our great industry.
 
Absolute Brilliance
Award maximum: $900
Any Online course(s)
 
Andrew Sarosi Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $900
Any Online course(s)
 
C.A. Jewelers Association
Peter Hess and Robert B. Westover Memorial Scholarships
Award maximum: $1,000
Any Online course(s)
 
Charles & Erna Leutwyler Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $20,000
On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
ColorMasters Precious Jewelry Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Any On-Campus program or Online course(s) (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Community Foundation of The Fox Valley Region Scholarship
Award maximum: $900
Any Online course(s)
 
Debbie Kaufman Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $16,000
Online course(s) and Lab class(es) required for the Graduate Gemologist Diploma (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Dr. Peter Bancroft Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
Any On-Campus program, Online course(s), or Lab class(es) (Carlsbad campus only)
For Residents of North San Diego County
 
George W. Juno Scholarship
Award maximum: $900
Any Online course(s)
 
Golden Gate Chapter Alumni Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $900
For any Online course(s)
For Residents of zip codes: 93921-93923, 93940-93944, or 93400-96999
 
Hearts on Fire Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Houston Texas GIA Alumni Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $900
Any Online course(s)
For Residents of Houston
 
Jack Abelson Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Lone Star GIAAA Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,500
Any On-Campus program, Online course(s), or Lab Class(es) (Carlsbad campus only)
For Residents of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, or Arkansas
 
Mikimoto Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Any Pearl course (Carlsbad campus only)
 
North Texas Alumni Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,500
Any Online course(s) or Lab Class(es) (Carlsbad campus only)
For Residents of Texas
 
Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry Scholarship
Award maximum: $4,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Tiffany & Co. Scholarship
Award Maximum: $20,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Tycoon Jewelry Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
William Goldberg Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)
 
Zoe Bromberg Scholarship
Award maximum: $17,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)
For American Gem Society members

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

(Available ONLY for Non-U.S. Citizens or Non-U.S. Permanent Residents)
 
2023 Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship – GIA Thailand Campus 
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) program
Recipient chosen from GIA Thailand campus applicants
Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
 
GIA Scholarship – International Online course(s)
Award maximum in U.S. $: Varies
Carlsbad Online course(s)
Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
 
GIA Scholarship – Hong Kong
Award maximum in U.S. $: Varies
Available for On-Campus programs and Lab Classes at GIA’s Hong Kong campus
Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
 
GIA Scholarship – India
Award maximum in U.S. $: Varies
Available for On-Campus programs and Lab classes at GIA’s India campus
Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
 
GIA Scholarship – London
Award maximum in U.S. $: Varies
Available for Lab classes at GIA’s London campus
Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
 
GIA Scholarship – Taiwan
Award maximum in U.S. $: Varies
Available for On-Campus programs, Lab classes, and Correspondence course(s) at GIA’s Taiwan campus with instruction in Chinese ONLY
Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
 
GIA Scholarship – Thailand
Award maximum in U.S. $: Varies
Available for On-Campus programs and Lab Classes at GIA’s Thailand campus
Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents