Deadline Nears for MJSA Scholarships

The deadline for submissions for 2008 Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America Education Foundation scholarships is May 14. Students can now electronically submit their scholarship applications and work samples through the “Call for Entries” online service.

Undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue a career in the jewelry industry are awarded thousands of dollars from the MJSA Education Foundation each year. Students that are currently enrolled or have been accepted to a jewelry-related program at accredited colleges and universities, as well as proprietary trade schools and gemological programs, are eligible to apply. (Students must be U.S. citizens.)

The MJSA Education Foundation scholarships are made possible through the generosity of many individual donors as well as endowment funds, including the Karl Augenstein Memorial Fund, the George R. Frankovich Scholarship Fund, the Michael Marcogliese Scholarship Fund, the Andrew & Frances Salvadore Scholarship Fund, and the Walter Oppenheim Fund.

The Foundation awards scholarships annually and distributes them in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation. Since 1979, the MJSA Education Foundation has granted more than $100,000 to students nationwide.

For more information or to apply, contact Teresa Shannon, MJSA’s director of education, at 1-800-444-6572, ext. 3103, e-mail, or visit