Poughkeepsie, N.Y.--The Women’s Jewelry Association now is accepting applications for its scholarship program, open to students enrolled in a jewelry or metalsmithing program at an accredited college, university or training school.

Applicants do not need to be a WJA member to apply.

Scholarships will be awarded in three categories:

--The Designer/Creator category, based on images of finished pieces that are designed and created by the student;
--the Designer category, based on designs by the student including CAD drawings; and
--the Non-Designer category, an essay-based entry for those studying to be a gemologist, appraiser, watchmaker, bench jeweler or retailer.

Those interested in applying can do so on CallForEntry.com.

Funds for the WJA Student Scholarships and grants are provided through direct member donations, the annual Awards for Excellence raffle, corporate sponsors, individual donors and chapters throughout the country.

A complete list of scholarships and grants available through the WJA can be found on WomensJewelryAssociation.com.

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