Scholarships





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

  • 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.

The application period is currently closed.

For scholarship questions, please call +1 760 603 4131, +1 800 421 7250 ext. 4131, or email scholarship@gia.edu

 

2017 scholarships to be awarded from the two application periods combined:

U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS

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

Absolute Brilliance Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Awarded for Distance Education eLearning course, program, or lab class. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Andrew Sarosi Memorial Scholarship Fund
Award maximum: $1,000
Awarded for any on campus course or Distance Education eLearning course, program, or lab class. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Bert Krashes Scholarships
Award maximum: Full tuition
Awarded for the Graduate Gemologist (GG) program. One is awarded for the on-campus program and one for the Distance Education eLearning Graduate Gemologist (GG) program which includes three required lab classes - Diamond Grading, Colored Stone Grading, and Gem Identification. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

CJA Peter Hess Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Awarded for any educational course or program. Recipient must be a resident of California and a California Jewelers Association member, be related to a CJA member, or be willing to join CJA if awarded this scholarship. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

ColorMasters Scholarships
Award maximum: $1,000
Awarded for Distance Education eLearning program courses. Preference will be given to applicants employed by a jewelry store that carries ColorMasters products.

Dr. Peter Bancroft Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
Awarded for any On Campus or Distance education eLearning course or program. Applicants must reside in North San Diego County. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Dr. Geoffrey Smith Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
One scholarship available for any Distance Education eLearning course or program. To qualify, applicant must have previously participated in a GIA GemKids Junior Gemologist class.

Eunice Miles Scholarships
Award maximum: Full tuition
Two scholarships available. One for the on campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program and one for the Distance Education eLearning Graduate Gemologist (GG) program which includes three required lab classes - Diamond Grading, Colored Stone Grading, and Gem Identification. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

George W. Juno Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Awarded for any Distance Education eLearning gemology courses.

GIA Scholarship Fund for U.S. Veterans
Award maximum: $3,000
Awarded for Distance Education eLearning courses, programs, or Lab classes. Open to U.S. military veterans, including reservists and National Guard personnel. To qualify, applicants must include proof of U.S. military service. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

GIA Scholarship – Distance Education eLearning
Award maximum: $4,000
Awarded for any Distance Education eLearning course. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

GIA Scholarship – Lab Classes (Carlsbad and New York locations only)
Award maximum: $2,500
Awarded for lab classes. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

GIA Scholarship – On Campus
Award maximum: $23,000
Awarded for on campus programs including: Graduate Gemologist (GG), Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT), Graduate Jeweler (GJ), Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry, Jewelry Design.

GIA Scholarship – San Diego County Resident
Award maximum: $2,000
Awarded for any course or program. Applicants must reside in San Diego County. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Golden Gate Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,500
Awarded for any course or program. Applicants must be a northern California resident with ZipCode 93921-93923, 93940-93944, or 93400-96999. (Lab class in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Kurt Wayne Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Awarded for the on campus Graduate Jeweler (GJ) program.

Mikimoto Scholarships
Award maximum: $915
Awarded for the Distance Education eLearning Graduate Pearls Diploma program. (Lab class in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Morris Hanauer Scholarship
Award maximum: $600
Awarded for a any Distance Education gemology course. (Lab class in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

North Texas GIA Alumni Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,500
Awarded for any on campus or Distance Education eLearning course, program, or lab class. Preference will be given to applicants who reside within the following Texas zip codes: 75000-75799, 76000-76999, and 76900-79799. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Ray Glynn Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
Awarded for any Distance Education eLearning gemology course. Applicant must be a legal resident of the state of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, or Washington.

Richard T. Liddicoat Scholarships
Award maximum: $22,000
Awarded for the Graduate Gemologist (GG) program: one for the on campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program and one for the Distance Education eLearning Graduate Gemologist (GG) program which includes three required lab classes - Diamond Grading, Colored Stone Grading, and Gem Identification. (Lab classes in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

Rio Grande Scholarship
Award maximum: $19,260
Awarded for the on campus Graduate Jeweler (GJ) program. Applicants must reside in the United States.

Tiffany & Co. Scholarships
Award maximum: $10,000
Awarded for any gemology program.

William Goldberg Diamond Corp. Scholarship
Award maximum: $10,000
Awarded for any on campus gemology program.

Zoe Bromberg Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,000
Awarded for classes that fulfill the American Gem Society certification requirements: Accredited Jewelry Professional program and the Diamond Grading lab class. (Lab class in Carlsbad or New York ONLY)

International Scholarships

(Available ONLY for International Students)

Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship – GIA Hong Kong for 2017
Award maximum: Full tuition
Awarded for the on campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program at GIA's campus in Hong Kong. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – International Distance Education eLearning Courses
Award maximum: US $4,000
Awarded to use for tuition of any Distance Education eLearning courses in the Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma. Does not include lab classes. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. Courses available in English only.

GIA Scholarship – International Distance Education eLearning Courses
Award maximum: US $4,000
Awarded to use for tuition of any Distance Education eLearning courses in the Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma. Does not include lab classes. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. Courses available in English only.

GIA Scholarship – Botswana
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Awarded for the Diamond Grading Lab Class at GIA’s Botswana facility. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – Hong Kong
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Awarded for on campus programs at GIA’s Hong Kong campus. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – India
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Awarded for on campus programs at GIA’s India campuses. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – London
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Awarded for on campus programs at GIA’s London campus. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – Middle East
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Awarded for on campus programs at GIA’s Middle East branch located in Dubai. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – Taiwan
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Awarded for on campus programs at GIA’s Taiwan campus. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

GIA Scholarship – Thailand
Award maximum: US $ - Varies
Awarded for on campus programs at GIA’s Thailand campus. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens whose country of residence is outside the U.S.

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