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GIA Scholarships expand international reach in 2012


(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – Helping students around the world pursue their dreams of a career in the gem and jewelry industry, the GIA has announced the start of its 2012 scholarship application period, increasing the total number of scholarships offered and doubling the number of international locations where On-Campus programs can be taken.

GIA Scholarship applications will be accepted now through Oct. 30.

Scholarships are available for On-Campus programs, and Distance Education - via the eLearning programs - and Lab classes in the U.S. in Carlsbad and New York, and at an expanded number of international sites, including India, Hong Kong, London, Middle East (Dubai), Taiwan and Thailand.

Students can apply online at,  or in-person at GIA campuses and take a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from lab and jewelry manufacturing arts to those toward a Graduate Gemologist diploma.

“We’re pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to new locations this year” said Bev Berthoty, GIA Institute Relations manager.

The first GIA Scholarship application cycle for 2012 runs through Oct. 30, 2011 for On-Campus, Distance Education and Lab classes. The second cycle, which runs from March 1 through April 30, 2012 is for Distance Education and Lab classes only.

The 2012 GIA Scholarship Application is now online at For more information on the scholarships available please visit


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