But now the jewelry business wants to pay you. The Gemological Institute of America is awarding $2 million in scholarships next year, and the deadline to apply is September 30.
“With changing consumer trends and technological advancements in the industry, it is now more important than ever to have professional qualifications,” said Duncan Pay, the GIA’s vice president and chief academic officer. “These scholarships help people follow their dreams and pursue their passion in gems and jewelry.”
The scholarships range from partial to full tuition for GIA’s gemology, jewelry, and design programs, courses, and lab classes. Most are held at the Institute’s headquarters in Carlsbad, California, which is near San Diego. The money comes from individuals, jewelry companies, alumni associations and the GIA itself.
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