GIA Awards 2009 Richard T. Liddicoat Scholarships

Katie KrugerJeremy Small
                Katie Kruger                                                   Jeremy Small 

Katie Kruger of Clearwater, Minn., and Jeremy Small of Indianapolis are the 2009 Richard T. Liddicoat Scholarship recipients.

The Gemological Institute of America disclosed at its Alumni Association auction and dance party held at the Tucson trade shows on Feb. 6.

Richard T. LiddicoatThe RTL Scholarship Fund was created by the GIA Alumni Association in 2003 to honor Liddicoat, the Institute’s longtime president and chairman, who is regarded as the “Father of Modern Gemology.” The fund supports GIA’s and Liddicoat’s mission of providing gemological education to worthy students in need by awarding full scholarships each year in the GIA Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) diploma program.

Kruger plans to obtain her G.G. through Distance Education while she continues to work at a jewelry store.

Small currently works at a watch and jewelry store and will transfer to Carlsbad, Calif., to pursue his G.G. on campus.

For more information about the RTL Scholarship or other GIA scholarships, call (760) 603-4175 or e-mail financialaid@gia.edu. Beginning June 15, applications for scholarships can be downloaded on GIA’s Web site.