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TJS Awards Four Scholarships for 2024 Symposium April 13, 2024 (0 comments)


Troy, MI--The Jewelry Symposium (TJS), the jewelry industry’s annual event dedicated to the advancement of jewelry manufacturing technology, named four scholarship awardees for its 2024 edition.

The four inaugural scholarships were awarded to two Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) jewelry design students, one graduating senior in jewelry craftsmanship from the North Bennett Street School, and a young jewelry repair and custom jewelry coordinator from Springer’s Jewelers in Maine.

The TJS Scholarship Awardees are:

The scholarships will cover the symposium registration fee, three nights at the the Detroit Marriott Troy hotel May 18, 19, and 20, where the symposium is being held, and meals catered by TJS. They will also receive a book and thumb drive of all presentations, and a certificate of attendance.

“Our industry is facing a serious shortage of young and skilled talent, so we welcome the younger generation with open arms, from every sector of the business,” said Linus Drogs, TJS board chairman.

Michael Coan, F.I.T. jewelry department chair emeritus, added, “I am so very proud of our students and grateful for the existence of The Jewelry Symposium…. The greatness of TJS lies in the commitment to the sharing of ideas, technologies and other exciting developments in the jewelry community. I am happy that our students will be able to concentrate all their energies in a supportive artistic environment; it can be truly life changing.”

The scholarships are sponsored by TJS supporters C&J Jewelry, Mano Acero Jewelry and TechForm Advanced Casting.

For more information or event details regarding TJS, visit the TJS website or contact Jessa Cast at 505-450-4452 or

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