WJA Now Accepting Grant Applications
This includes a new Responsible Business Education Grant.
WJA shifted its application schedule to the fall this year to help individuals budget and better plan for the upcoming year, the organization said.
Applications are now open for the Responsible Business Education Grant, the WJA Carelle Grant, the Jewelers Mutual Insurance Female Veteran Grant, and WJA member grants.
The Responsible Business Education Grant, sponsored by Platinum Guild International USA, will give two individuals the opportunity to enroll in a three-month sustainability course at New York University’s Stern School of Business Executive Education online program.
Eligible candidates must be WJA members for at least one year prior to applying.
The Carelle Grant was created 10 years ago in honor of Brooke Tivol McGrath, a leader in the jewelry industry and a driving force behind the successful launch of the Carelle brand.
To celebrate the grant’s 10-year anniversary, the brand has increased this year’s grant amount to $7,500 and shifted its focus to reflect Brooke’s legacy to support an established jewelry professional who has been in the business for five to 10 years by innovating their business through technological advancements, including investments in e-commerce, digital education, and support.
Eligible candidates must be current members of WJA for at least a year.
The $5,000 Female Veteran Grant was created in partnership with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group to be awarded to a female U.S. Military Veteran for professional development within the jewelry or watch industry.
Applications are open to members and non-members of WJA.
There are also member grants, awarded every year to professional-level female WJA members. Funds are provided by the national organization and WJA chapters around the United States.
A portion of proceeds from the WJA Conversations on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion series this year will fund additional member grants specifically designated for BIPOC and LGBTQ applicants.
WJA members that identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ from any WJA chapter are encouraged to apply and are eligible to be selected for all member grant opportunities.
Recipients must be professional-level members in good standing.
Applications for all the grants mentioned are due by Oct. 31.
To learn more or apply, visit WomensJewelryAssocation.com.
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