DCA, GIA Partner on Scholarships

IndependentsMay 20, 2021

DCA, GIA Partner on Scholarships

The education grants are available for DCA graduates to enroll in GIA distance courses.

New York—Two organizations with the shared goal of providing diamond, gemstone and jewelry education have partnered up to offer educational scholarship opportunities.

The Gemological Institute of America has supplied the Diamond Council of America with $25,000 of scholarship funds.

The funds are earmarked for DCA graduates to enroll in GIA online distance courses.

Both organizations provide professional certification in diamonds, colored gemstones and more aspects of the fine jewelry industry.

DCA President and CEO Terry Chandler commented, “DCA appreciates this exceptional gesture by GIA to work together to provide our students an opportunity to continue their education and improve their professional profile. This generous grant will allow DCA students to continue their education in advanced coursework offered only by GIA.”

DCA members and their current employees who are at least 18, graduates of a DCA course and not already enrolled in another GIA distance education course are eligible for the scholarships.

DCA will accept scholarship applications through Dec. 31, 2021.

The scholarships may be applied to GIA’s eLearning courses: Jewelry Essentials, Colored Stone Essentials, Diamond Essentials, Pearls, Colored Stones, Diamonds and Diamond Grading, and Gem Identification.

Information on the application process is available at Completed applications should be submitted to Carey Miller via email at

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