The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is pleased to announce a scholarship fund created to honor the memory of Howard Rubin, NAJA’s National Secretary, who passed away earlier this year.
The Howard Rubin Educational Foundation was formed to advance education relating to gem and jewelry personal property appraising and to assist NAJA members through scholarships for educational development to improve their capabilities by attending courses, classes, workshops and conferences.
The Foundation will initially present general scholarship awards of $500 each to one new (less than two years experience) and one experienced member. Education opportunities for NAJA members include, but are not limited to: GIA specialized courses (i.e., Pearls), World of Gems Conference, Accredited Gemologist Association Conference, Jewelry Camp, Gem-A Conference, Scottish Gemmological Association Conference, Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts programs, American Gem Society Conclave, MJSA Seminars, Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Diamond Council of America, Canadian Gemological Association Conference.
Applications can be obtained through the NAJA website, www.najaappraisers.com/ScholarshipApp2012.pdf. Deadline for submission is June 30, 2013 and the final selection by the NAJA Scholarship Advisory Board will be announced July 30th, 2013.