The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States (SEUS) is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for multiple scholarships. Individuals employed in the jewelry industry for a minimum of 2 years, currently working in the industry and holding residence in the following states are eligible and encouraged to contact a Club member and apply: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV. The deadline for application submission is June 23, 2017.
Scholarships available include:
• Robert Foreman Memorial Scholarship – a $2000 award to be used for jewelry education and training.
• Sterling Reputation Scholarship Program – One or more scholarships distributed from a $2500 fund to be used for jewelry industry education and training. This scholarship program is made available through a generous gift from Sterling Reputation, a leading manufacturer of fashion-forward, high quality sterling silver jewelry based in Sunrise, FL.
• Diamond in the Rough Scholarship – One or more scholarships distributed from a $2500 fund to be used for jewelry industry education and training. This scholarship program is made available through a generous gift from Club member Judy Upton, president of Birmingham, AL-based Judy Carter & Associates Insurance Agency. Judy has been providing insurance to the jewelry industry for over 20 years.
• Diamond Council of America (DCA) Scholarships – Several scholarships covering the cost of any course from DCA – made available through a generous gift from the DCA. The DCA is one of the jewelry industry’s leading accredited schools and offers professional certifications in diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry sales through distance education.
Applicants must be nominated to the Club’s Scholarship Committee by a 24 Karat Club member. An application must be completed by the candidate and submitted along with a letter to the Scholarship Committee outlining the candidate’s journey in the jewelry industry, including their future plans, and a letter of recommendation from the sponsoring member. A supporting letter from the candidate’s employer is welcome. Competition for the various scholarships is intense and candidates should strive to distinguish themselves. The winners will be announced and presented at the Club’s annual black tie gala in August.
“Our ideal candidate loves our industry and is filled with enthusiasm and excitement about fine jewelry,” said Scholarship Committee Chairperson Kathy Beall. “They’re anxious to grow their knowledge and education, whether from the bench or sales support sector. They’re ambitious and passionate about their jewelry future!”
To obtain an application contact Kathy Beall at email@example.com or 404-434-4946, or contact any other Club member. A list of members can be found at www.The24KaratClub.org.
The 24 Karat Club SEUS is a prestigious organization of industry professionals representing leading members from the jewelry supplier sector. Members are considered and recognized because of their industry accomplishments, personal and civic contributions and their commitment to the betterment of the jewelry industry. For more information about the 24 Karat Club SEUS please visit www.The24KaratClub.org.