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Ben Bridge Jeweler Launches $10,000 Lonia Tate Scholarship for Minority Gemology Students April 09, 2024 (0 comments)


Seattle, WA--Ben Bridge Jeweler introduces the Lonia Tate Scholarship, dedicating $10,000 to minority high school graduates pursuing careers in gemology.

This initiative honors Lonia Tate, who contributed to the jewelry industry and became the first Black President of the Seattle Chapter of Executive Women International.

The scholarship facilitates studies in the Graduate Gemologist program online through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), covering tuition, books, and lab equipment. It does not include travel expenses for GIA campus lab classes.

Eligible candidates must be 18 or older, recent high school graduates, demonstrate financial need and reside in specified regions of Southern California or Greater Seattle.

Upon completing the program, recipients may receive a 3-month paid internship at Ben Bridge Jeweler, potentially including travel to Seattle, Washington.

Eligibility extends to U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents from specified minority backgrounds.

See more here on Ben Bridge's website.

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