The Gemological Institute of America is now accepting scholarship applications for 2018. Pictured here is the organization’s Carlsbad, Calif. campus.
Carlsbad, Calif.--The Gemological Institute of America now is accepting scholarship applications for its 2018 gem, jewelry and design programs.

The scholarships total more than $2 million, aligning with the GIA’s goals of providing quality education in gemology and jewelry to the trade and aspiring professionals.

Applications are due Sept. 30. For more information or the application form, visit

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

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

The GIA has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships, which are funded by the GIA endowment fund and several private donors, to more than 1,500 students globally since 2010.

For more information, call 760-603-4131 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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