The 24 Karat Club of Southern California recently organized a new scholarship fund for students who wish to further their jewelry education at GIA. Scholarships will be given in the amount of $500 to anyone in the United States who demonstrates outstanding drive and promise for a career in the jewelry industry. The first scholarships will be awarded by December 31, 2004, with selections made by March 31, 2004. Students interested in applying for the scholarships should contact Susan Kromka, business manager of The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California, at (323) 550-4587, fax (323) 550-4589, e-mail: 24K@kvanda.com, or write to The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California, 3520 Verdugo Vista Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90065. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2004.