Grants and Scholarships

Current Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

Business technology scholarship with the goal of attracting new talent and strengthen the industry’s talent pool in technology and business operations roles. Technology plays a vital role in the jewelry and watch industry.  Amongst the limited number of women working in technology, women of color are profoundly underrepresented.

APPLICATION PERIOD: May 1 – July 15, 2022


The scholarship covers tuition, books, and lab equipment necessary to complete the online Graduate Gemologist program through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Expenses involved with travelling to GIA campus for lab classes are not included. Upon completion of the Graduate Gemologist program, recipient may be offered a 3-month paid internship with Ben Bridge Jeweler (may include travel to Seattle, Washington).
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of GIA course enrollment 
  • High school graduate with the ability to start classes before September 2022
  • Have financial need 
  • Reside in one of the following regions: Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, or San Diego Counties), Greater Seattle Washington
  • Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada and must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. 


June 30, 2022, 11:30 PM 
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