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GIA Offers Over $2 Million in Scholarships for 2018

GIA_Logo.pngThe GIA will begin accepting scholarship applications from 1st August for its 2018 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses and lab classes.

GIA scholarships, which total over $2 million for 2018, align with the Institute’s goals of providing quality education in gemology and jewellery to the trade and aspiring professionals. Applications for the current scholarship cycle will be accepted up until 30th September.

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Since 2010, GIA has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships to more than 1,500 students globally. Funded by the GIA endowment fund and several private donors, the scholarships supplement GIA’s wider scope of offerings. Beginning with the 2018 application cycle, applicants can apply for scholarships every calendar year. GIA offers on-campus and distance education (eLearning and lab classes) scholarships.

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Scholarships are available for distance education eLearning courses and for classes at the Institute’s campuses in Bangkok, Carlsbad, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York and Taiwan; and at the GIA branch in Dubai. For more information, visit scholarships@gia.edu.

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This guide aims to help you:

  • A brief understanding of gemstones and their properties
  • Some useful charts telling you what different stones of different sizes weigh. Ideal for estimating the the weight of stones when planning jewellery
  • Information of the durability of different stones. Good to know when choosing how to see them

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