(PRESS RELEASE) CARLSBAD, CA - The Gemological Institute of America has $2 million in scholarships available for established and aspiring gem and jewelry professionals. Those interested in GIA gemology and jewelry manufacturing arts programs, distance education courses and lab classes can apply for scholarships offered in the application cycle opened on Aug. 1.

Applications for 2019 scholarships are available at GIA.edu/scholarships and are due by Sept. 30, 2018. GIA has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships to more than 1,500 students globally since 2014.

“With changing consumer trends and technological advancements in the industry, it is now more important than ever to have professional qualifications,” said Duncan Pay, GIA vice president and chief academic officer. “These scholarships help people follow their dreams and pursue their passion in gems and jewelry.” 

Scholarships funded by the GIA Endowment Fund and private donors are available for distance education eLearning courses and lab classes, and for programs and classes at the Institute’s schools in Bangkok, Carlsbad, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York, Surat and Taiwan. 

For more information, call +1 (760) 603-4131 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Learn more about GIA scholarships and the many courses they can be applied to. The cutting-edge
GIA Jewelry Design & Technology Program includes Zbrush (pictured), which allows jewelry designers
to digitally sculpt their latest creation and create stone settings using GIA-developed digital brushes.

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