Grants and Scholarships

Current Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

AGS x BIJC Grant for Conclave 2023

The American Gem Society (AGS) will be awarding a grant to one lucky Black in Jewelry Coalition member. This grant will cover the cost of registration to the 2023 AGS Conclave show in Louisville, Kentucky May 1-3, 2023 and the cost of basic hotel room fees for the show; (this excludes the cost of food, room service, and other added hotel fees). AGS will also provide the grantee with a $500 gift card applicable to the cost of travel to and from the show; *any remaining travel costs are the responsibility of the recipient.

If you have a strong desire and commitment to excel in the gem, jewelry, and watch industry and value the American Gem Society and Black in Jewelry Coalition’s missions*, then complete the application below:


The application submission deadline is February 28th, 2023 11:59 pm EST.

DIGITAL EDUCATION: Immerse yourself in a mix of live workshops, specialized working groups and selections from our video and article library.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES: A $5,000 business education grant, plus access to $0 interest loans via Kiva.

PREMIER PEER NETWORK: Collaborate with your cohort, program alumni, and advisors through online networking and small group sessions.

FELLOWS LAB: Put the year’s learning to use in a culminating company presentation to experts who offer guidance on your main business challenges.


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