Scholarships



2023 SCHOLARSHIPS

The next scholarship application period is September 1-30, 2022.

 

 

The number of awards granted as well as the amount of each award will be dependent upon the number of qualified applicants, pandemic conditions and capacity restrictions, and GIA’s ability to effectively deliver the course or program.

Applicants are encouraged to obtain a GIA Student ID prior to starting the application process. If you already have a GIA Student ID, please proceed to the Application Portal. If you do not yet have a GIA Student ID, create one before beginning the application process. If you do not have a record of your GIA Student ID, please e-mail admissions@gia.edu for assistance.

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GENERAL U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS

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

Scholarships available this application cycle:

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. Distance Education eLearning courses or Lab Class(es) (Carlsbad campus ONLY)

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

GIA Scholarship – Lab Class or Workroom (GEM 240 Only)
Award maximum: Varies
Any US Lab class Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.GIA

Scholarships awarded in the previous application cycle:

Scholarship – On Campus
Award maximum: Varies
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program, Graduate Diamond (GD), Graduate Colored Stone (GCS), Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT) program, Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry program and Jewelry Design (JD) program.
(Carlsbad or New York campus)

GIA Innovators Scholarships

Scholarships awarded in the previous application cycle:

Each year GIA awards scholarships to honor the memory of GIA stalwarts who helped to build and promote gem and jewelry 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) program (Carlsbad campus only)

G. Robert Crowningshield Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program (Carlsbad campus only)

Eunice Miles Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) 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)

For 2022, GIA is offering an additional Innovator scholarship for full tuition for any on-campus course at the Carlsbad campus in memory of Alfred “Al” Woodill. The nephew of GIA and AGS founders Robert and Beatrice Shipley, Mr. Woodill began his career in the earliest days of GIA, and became a true industry icon, serving as executive director for the American Gem Society for more than 40 years and later as AGS ambassador until his passing in 2021 at the age of 101.

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.

Scholarships available this application cycle

Absolute Brilliance Scholarship
Award maximum: $850
Any distance education program

Andrew Sarosi Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
Any distance education program

Community Foundation of The Fox Valley Region Scholarship
Award maximum: $750
Any distance education program

Dr. Peter Bancroft Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,500
Any distance education program or Lab class(es) (Carlsbad campus ONLY)
For Residents of North San Diego County

Gary Crispino Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $250
Any distance education program
For Residents of zip code 93921-93923, 93940-93944, or 93400-96999

Houston Texas GIA Alumni Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $750Any or distance education program
For Residents of Houston

Mikimoto Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Any Pearl course

Tycoon Jewelry Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
Any distance education program

Scholarships awarded in the previous application cycle:

CA Jewelers Association
Peter Hess and Robert B. Westover Memorial Scholarships
Award maximum: $2,500
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only) or distance education program

Charles & Erna Leutwyler Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $20,000
On-campus Graduate Gemologist or Jewelry Design and Technology Program (Carlsbad Campus)

ColorMasters Precious Jewelry Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only) or distance education program

Debbie Kaufman Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
Distance Education Graduate Gemologist Program (includes on-campus lab classes)

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

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 (Carlsbad campus only) or distance education program
For Residents of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico or Arkansas

Milton Wolf Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,500
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only) or distance education program
For Residents of California

North Texas Alumni Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,500
Any distance education program
For Residents of Texas

Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)

Tiffany & Co. Scholarship
Award Maximum: $10,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)

Trillion Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Any On-Campus program (New York campus only)
For Residents of New York

William Goldberg Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

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

2022 Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship – GIA Taiwan Campus
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program
Recipient chosen from GIA Taiwan 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 (offered through GIA’s Carlsbad Campus)
Applicants cannot be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

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

GIA Scholarship – London
Award maximum in US $: Varies
Available for all on-campus programs 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 on campus programs 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
Available for all on-campus programs at GIA’s Thailand campus.
Applicants cannot be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.                                    
 
GIA Scholarship – India
Due to COVID related campus restrictions on capacity, there are no scholarships available for programs at GIA’s India campuses in this cycle.