The MJSA Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to advancing professional skills in jewelry making and design, is now accepting scholarship applications from students interested in pursuing careers in the design, manufacture and/or repair of jewelry.
Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $2,500 and are open to U.S. students enrolled in a jewelry program (whether through a university or a trade school) who intend to pursue a career in the jewelry industry and can demonstrate financial need. Students must be U.S. citizens. Applicants are assessed based on course of study, academics, career plans, recommendations and industry experience.
The deadline for applications is May 15. To learn more, go to the Scholarships page in the Career Resources section of MJSA.org.
The MJSA Education Foundation is a subsidiary of MJSA, the U.S. trade alliance dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. Since 1997, the Foundation has awarded over $230,000 in scholarship support, including a total of $10,000 in funding provided over the past four years by the Providence Jewelers Club (for students attending Rhode Island schools). All the funds are managed by the Rhode Island Foundation on behalf of MJSA and the MJSA Education Foundation.
Applicants may also apply directly to the Rhode Island Foundation through its website, rifoundation.org.