This opportunity gives the gemology student a first hand experience of networking with appraisal professionals by attending the highly regarded NAJA educational experience during a time when Tucson devotes itself to gems, jewelry, and minerals. The scholarship, which covers the conference fee only, requires a resume, photo and an essay explaining the reason why the gemology student would choose to become a gems and jewelry appraiser. NAJA believes that becoming a gems and jewelry professional appraiser is a viable career option for gemological students.
Applications can be obtained through the NAJA website, www.NAJAappraisers.com, or by a faxed request to NAJA headquarters at 718-997-9057. Deadline for submission is November 1, 2009 and the final selection by the NAJA Scholarship Advisory Board will be announced December 1, 2009.