Scholarships



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

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

2018 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
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

Andrew Sarosi Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,750
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

Bert Krashes Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program

Color Masters Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,000
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

Charles and Erna Leutwyler Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $18,000
Any on-campus program 
(Carlsbad campus only)

Dr. Peter Bancroft Scholarship
Award maximum: $11,290
Any on-campus program 
(Carlsbad campus only)

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

CA Jewelers Association Scholarship
Award maximum: Varies
Any on-campus program or Distance Education eLearning courses

Gary Crispino Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,825
Any Distance Education eLearning courses

Geoffrey A. Smith Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
Any Distance Education eLearning courses. Open to student who participated in Jr. Gemology (GemKids) program before.

George W. Juno Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,680
Any Distance Education eLearning courses

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. (Lab classes at Carlsbad or New York 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 Classes
Award maximum: Varies
Any lab classes (Carlsbad or New York campus ONLY)
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

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

GIA Scholarship – Jewelry Design & Technology
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT) program

GIA Scholarship – Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry program

GIA Scholarship – Jewelry Design
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Jewelry Design (JD) program

GIA Scholarship – San Diego County Resident
Award maximum: $2,000
Any course or program. Applicants must reside in San Diego County.
Lab classes at Carlsbad campus ONLY
Any Distance Education eLearning courses. Must be a resident within zip code: 93921-93923, 93940-93944, 93400-96999
(Carlsbad campus only)

Golden Gate Chapter Alumni Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Any Distance Education eLearning courses, Must resident within Zip code : 93921-93923, 93940-93944, 93400-96999

Hartvelte & Gordon Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
Any on-campus program
(Carlsbad campus only)

Houston Texas GIA Alumni Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

Jhaveri Diamond Corporation Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,000
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

Mikimoto Scholarship
Award maximum: $950
Distance Education Graduate Pearls program
Lab class at Carlsbad or New York campus ONLY

Michael Beaudry Scholarship
Award maximum: $2,000
Any on-campus program or Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

Morris Hanauer Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,590
Any on-campus program 
(Carlsbad campus only)

New Hampshire Jewelers Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $885
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

Paul J. Rushin Memorial Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

North Texas GIA Alumni Association Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Any course or program. Preference given to applicants residing within the following Texas zip codes: 75000-75799, 76000-76999, and 76900-79799.
Lab class at Carlsbad or New York campus ONLY

S.H. Silver Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,500
On-campus Jewelry Design (JD) program
(Carlsbad campus only)

Simine Mozaffarian Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

R. Harder Gallery Gems & Minerals Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,400
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

Ray Glynn Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,600
Any on-campus program
(Carlsbad campus only)

Richard Kern Scholarship
Award maximum: $500
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

Richard T. Liddicoat Scholarship
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program

Rio Grande Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
On-Campus Graduate Jeweler (GJ) program

RTL Scholarship
Award maximum: $4,000
Any on-campus program
(Carlsbad campus only)

Runci - MJSA Scholarship
Award maximum: $1,000
Any Distance Education eLearning courses
(Carlsbad campus only)

Tiffany & Co. Scholarship
Award maximum: $17,500
Any On-Campus gemology program

William Goldberg Diamond Corp. Scholarship
Award maximum: $5,000
Any On-Campus gemology program

Zoe Bromberg Scholarship
Award maximum: $16,085
Any on-campus program
(Carlsbad campus only)

International Scholarships

(Available ONLY for International Students)

2018 Tawfic Farah Memorial Scholarship – GIA Thailand Campus
Award maximum: Full tuition
On-Campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) program
Recipient chosen from GIA Thailand 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.
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 – 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.