GIA Accepts Scholarship Applications

The Gemological Institute of America will accept scholarship applications through April 30.

Recipients of the scholarships have the opportunity to enroll in laboratory classes in the United States as well as worldwide eLearning classes.

The GIA has also announced that Soha Javaherian of Madison, Wis., and Casey Sharpe of Los Angeles, Calif., have been awarded the Richard T. Liddicoat 2012 Scholarship, a full grant for the graduate gemologist program.

“As part of our mission to provide education in gems and jewelry, we believe it’s instrumental to make opportunities available to those that require a financial boost,” Bev Hori, vice president and chief learning officer of GIA, said in a statement.