New York City–based trade group Jewelers of America is awarding scholarships to select members who apply for them through Sept. 2014. The move started on Feb. 1 and aims to help members over the age of 18 attain cost-effective education from trusted industry partners like GIA’s Distance Education e-learning courses, home-study courses from the Diamond Council of America, as well as education from the Jewelers Education Foundation of the American Gem Society, JA’s Bench Professional Certification program, and more. Scholarships cover up to 60 percent of all fees associated with diploma, jewelry course, and certification programs.
“Jewelers of America is thrilled to help aspiring members of the trade achieve greater professional development from top industry education through our scholarship program,” says Susan Thea Posnock, director of public affairs and education. “The JA scholarships are a valuable benefit that often far exceed the cost of annual membership and make additional jewelry training an affordable, realistic option for our member companies and their employees.”
Download the scholarship application here or contact JA’s member services team at 800-223-0673.