New York--The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States (SEUS) is now accepting applications for its 2017 scholarships.

There are four scholarships up for grabs.

The Robert Foreman Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 award that will be given to an individual pursuing some form of jewelry education or training.

The Sterling Reputation Scholarship Program is a $2,500 scholarship that will be awarded to one or more applicants for jewelry education and training. It’s awarded by Sterling Reputation, a Florida-based sterling silver jewelry manufacturer.

Alabama-based company Judy Carter & Associates Insurance Agency provides the Diamond in the Rough Scholarship, also a $2,500 fund that is given to one or more applicants for jewelry education.

Lastly, the Diamond Council of America, which offers professional certifications in diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry sales through distance education, will award several scholarships covering the cost of one of its courses.

To apply for these opportunities, applicants must be employed in the jewelry industry and residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia.

Each applicant is required to be nominated by a 24 Karat Club member, who must submit a letter of recommendation to accompany the prospective scholar’s application.

Interested parties can find the application on The24KaratClub.org.

The deadline to apply is June 30 and the winners will be announced at 24 Karat Club SEUS’s annual August gala.

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