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GIA Accepting Applications For $2 Million In Scholarships February 08, 2021 (1 comment)


Carlsbad, CA--GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is accepting applications for scholarships for its gemology education program, from now through March 31, 2021. A total of $2 million in scholarships is available, for classes that start June through December of this year. Image, GIA: students attending an on-campus CAD-CAM jewelry design class prior to the pandemic. 

The scholarships are open to prospective students around the world, whether new to the jewelry industry or seasoned professionals looking to expand their educational credentials. For this application cycle, all prospective students may apply for distance education programs, with limited on-campus scholarship availability due to pandemic-related capacity restrictions. For details on eligibility, how to apply and required documents, visit

“In the previous scholarship application cycle, we received a record-breaking number of applications which shows that now more than ever, students are in need of financial support to transform their education goals into reality,” said Duncan Pay, GIA senior vice president of education and chief academic officer. “This cycle was also the first time we began offering need-based scholarships. We are committed to helping make GIA education accessible to all as we continue to evolve how we recruit and engage with our students.”

The number of scholarships awarded, as well as the amount of each award, will vary by campus location. Changes to the scholarship application cycle were made after assessing how to effectively deliver programs and courses during the pandemic.

GIA has awarded more than $15 million in scholarships since 2010, helping more than 3,000 students study at GIA schools around the world and through distance education programs.

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I am new in this industry, eager to learn everything there is to know about it.  I have over 30 years of retail experience, this would complete my confidence in this industry.

By Annette M Fischer on Feb 11th, 2021 at 1:13pm

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