MJSA Education Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
The application window for the annual “Future of Jewelry Making” scholarship will close May 15.
The MJSA Education Foundation’s “Future of Jewelry Making” scholarships “help the next generation of jewelers turn their passion for designing and making jewelry into rewarding careers,” it said.
Last year, the foundation awarded $3,350 each to three up-and-coming jewelry designers.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a jewelry program at a university or trade school and be able to demonstrate financial need. They will be assessed based on their course of study, career plans, academics, recommendations, and related experience.
The deadline to apply is May 15.
Every applicant will receive a one-year student membership to MJSA.
MJSA was founded in 1903 and is the U.S. trade alliance of jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers dedicated to professional excellence.
The MJSA Education Foundation, the 501(c)(3) subsidiary of the alliance, supports career and training initiatives for students and workers throughout the industry through a Career Connections program to unite businesses with qualified workers and the MJSA Mentor & Apprenticeship initiative alongside its annual Future of Jewelry Making scholarships.
Since 1997, the foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarship support, including a total of $15,000 in funding provided over the past six years by the Providence Jewelers Club.
All the funds are managed by the Rhode Island Foundation on behalf of MJSA and the MJSA Education Foundation, said MJSA.
To learn more or apply for the scholarship, visit MJSA’s website.
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