The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States (SEUS) has announced that applications are currently being accepted for the Club’s 2019 scholarships. “One of the most important objectives of our organization is awarding the gift of learning,” said 24K Club scholarship committee chair Kathy Beall.
Scholarships available include:
- Robert Foreman Memorial Scholarship – a $2000 award to be used for jewelry education and training.
- Diamond in the Rough Scholarship – Two 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 gift from Club member Judy Upton, president of Birmingham, AL-based Judy Carter & Associates Insurance Agency.
- Sterling Reputation Scholarship – Two 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 gift from Club member Steve Berkowitz, owner of Sterling Reputation, a leading manufacturer of fashion-forward, high quality sterling silver jewelry based in Sunrise, FL.
- Ralph Williams Education Scholarship – $1700 award funded by Club members Carolyn Woltz Lennon, Robert Loving and Terry Chandler in memory of long-time member and former Club president Ralph Williams.
- 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.
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 to apply: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV. The deadline for application submission is June 14, 2019.
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 at the Club’s 45th annual black tie gala in August.
To obtain an application or for more information contact Kathy Beall at 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.