WJA Student Scholarship Awards Call for Entries

The Women’s Jewelry Association has announced its 2007 Student Scholarship Program. The deadline for receipt of applications and required materials is May 1.

“Every year more women find opportunities to build successful careers and flourish in this vital and very exciting industry,” said Lisa Slovis Mandel, WJA national scholarship chair. “For the past 23 years WJA has been committed to encouraging talented students and helping their studies in fine jewelry and watch design. Last year, the organization presented $22,000 in scholarships to nine students.” 

Student scholarship funds are raised from the WJA Silent Auction held during its annual Awards for Excellence dinner in New York in July and from corporate and individual donations.

Scholarships, ranging from $500 to a top prize of $5,000 for the June Herman Scholarship, are available to female students who are enrolled in jewelry and watch design courses in the United States, between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31. Scholarship recipients are selected by a panel of judges from the jewelry and watch industries and will be announced in late June or early July.  

To be eligible, a candidate must submit the following:

* WJA Student Scholarship Application form found on its Web site: http://www.womensjewelry.org/awards/scholarships.htm

* A short essay

* Three slides of recent work, ranked

For more information about the program, contact WJA headquarters Executive Office at 856-423-3156.