JA Opens Scholarship Application Period
Scholarships are available for a variety of industry diploma, professional development, and certification programs.
The program is open to employees of JA member companies, with scholarships available for industry diploma, professional development, and certification programs from the American Gem Society, American Society of Appraisers, Diamond Council of America, Gemological Institute of America, and National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.
“One of the pathways to achieving consumer confidence is career development and to enhance the level of professionalism of staff,” said JA President and CEO David Bonaparte.
“Education and certifications are an important aspect of career development and through this scholarship program, we strive to make that an affordable option for our JA members.”
Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Additionally, they must have at least one year’s experience working in a JA member store and must currently be employed at a JA member store.
Applicants cannot already be enrolled in another home study course from any of the educational providers.
JA awards scholarships from May 3 through Aug. 31. They are awarded based on the availability of funds.
Scholarships will be awarded to only one person per store, with a limit of three employees per membership, to ensure the funds are widely distributed among members.
For more information and to download the application, visit the JA website or contact JA’s Member Services at 800-223-0673.
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