Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewellery marketplace, has opened the 2017 enrollment period for its scholarship program. This initiative is open to members of JA for renowned industry diploma, professional development and certification programs. JA awards scholarships during the enrollment period from February 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017.
“Scholarships offer JA members the opportunity to enhance the level of professionalism on their staff through some of the top education providers in the industry,” says JA Director of Public Affairs & Education Susan Thea Posnock. “We believe jewelry education is a key element to our mission of ensuring consumer trust in jewelry.”
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. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information and to download the application, visit http://www.jewelers.org/ja/careers-education/continuing-education or contact JA’s Member Services at (800) 223-0673.