Scholarships



GIA offers scholarships for its gemology, jewelry, and design programs, courses, and lab classes.

GIA is currently accepting applications through September 30, 2019. Click here to apply.

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

2020 scholarships to be awarded from the two application periods combined:

U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS

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

California Jewelers Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Any Distance Education eLearning courses for California resident only (Carlsbad campus only)

Charles & Erna Leutwyler Scholarship
Award maximum: $18,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)

Color Masters Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)

Eunice Miles Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist® (GG) program (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 U.S. 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) program. (Carlsbad or New York campus ONLY)

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

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

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

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

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

Hearts on Fire Scholarship
Award maximum: $15,000
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)

Lone Star Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Any course or program.
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 program (Carlsbad campus only)

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

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

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

RTL Scholarship
Award maximum: $4,000
Any Distance Education eLearning courses (Carlsbad campus only)

RTL Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist® (GG) program (Carlsbad campus only)

Susan Eisen Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
Preference to anyone new to the industry.
Any On-Campus program (Carlsbad campus only)

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

Trillion Scholarship
Award maximum: $7,500
Applicant must be a New York resident. Any Gemology On Campus program (New York campus only)

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

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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

2020 Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship – GIA India Campus
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist® (GG) program
Recipient chosen from GIA India 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 programs 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 programs at GIA’s India campuses.
Applicants cannot be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

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

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