(NEW YORK) – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, funds scholarships for members on renowned industry diploma, professional development and certification programs. JA awards scholarships during the enrollment period from February 1st, 2015, through September 30th, 2015, and employees of JA Member companies are encouraged to apply.
“Jewelers of America is committed to giving our members affordable, convenient opportunities for their professional development,” says JA Director of Public Affairs & Education Susan Posnock. “The JA scholarship fund covers up to 60% of fees for training at GIA and other leading industry programs and makes continuing education a realistic opportunity for employees of JA Member companies.”
Exclusive JA scholarships are available for the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Diamond Council of America (DCA) and Jewelers Education Foundation of American Gem Society (JEF). Scholarships are also available for Jewelers of America’s Bench Professional Certification program.
Applicants must be an employee at a JA Member store and at least 18 years of age. They must have at least one year’s experience in a JA Member store or two years’ experience in the jewelry industry.
For more information and to download the application, visit www.jewelers.org/benefits/education/jewelry-scholarships/ or contact JA’s Member Services at 800-223-0673.
Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace. Jewelers of America’s primary purpose is to improve consumer confidence in the jewelry industry. Visit www.jewelers.org for more information.