The Lonia Tate Scholarship, sponsored by Ben Bridge Jeweler, is awarded in memory of Lonia Tate, Registered Jeweler, and long-term associate at Ben Bridge Jeweler. Lonia was passionate about the jewelry industry, was heavily involved in community service, and served as the first Black President of the Seattle Chapter of Executive Women International. In her honor, we offer this scholarship for the GIA Graduate Gemology Program (distance learning only). This scholarship includes an internship* with Ben Bridge Jeweler following the completion of the gemological program. This scholarship and internship is for a minority candidate who intends to have a career in the fine jewelry industry.
* Internship eligibility is based on Ben Bridge associate pre-employment process.