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GIA offers over $2m in scholarships for 2018

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will begin accepting scholarship applications on 1 August for its 2018 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses and lab classes.

GIA scholarships, which total over $2m (£1.52m) for 2018, align with the Institute’s goals of providing quality education in gemology and jewellery to the trade and aspiring professionals.

Applications for the current scholarship cycle will be accepted through 30 September and are available at the GIA website.

Since 2010, GIA has awarded more than $8m (£6m) in scholarships to more than 1,500 students globally.

Beginning with the 2018 application cycle, applicants can apply for scholarships every calendar year.

GIA offers on-campus and distance education (eLearning and lab classes) scholarships.

Scholarships are available for distance education eLearning courses and for classes at the Institute’s campuses in Bangkok, Carlsbad, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York and Taiwan; and at the GIA branch in Dubai.

For more information, call +1(760) 603-4131 or contact the GIA at

About Shekina Tuahene

Shekina Tuahene

Shekina is a multimedia journalist who has lived in London all her life. She is an alumnus of University of Greenwich and Brunel. Shekina loves to read, travel, socialise and listen to music. If you have any story or feature ideas, feel free to drop her a line.

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