Is this available to men and women?
No, sorry, the scholarships are only available to women. There are
other scholarships for both men and women from other associations.
The following is from:
Financial Aid Opportunities - 2005
To empower both its female members and students in the
jewelry, watch and related industries, the Women's Jewelry
Association offers two types of educational financial aid.
Member Grants are generally up to $500 in value and can be
used by members to pay for any aspect of further education
during the year beginning August 1, 2005. Money for the
member grants program (and the scholarship program) is raised
from the proceeeds of a silent auction held during the WJA's
Award for Excellence celebration as well as from generous
contributions from companies and individuals who support WJA's
mission. In addition, several chapters around the country add
to the member grant fund as a result of their own local
fundraising efforts so that more of their members can benefit
from an educational grant. In 2004, WJA awarded $14,900 in
grants to 30 members.
More about the grant program can be found here.
Student Scholarships in varying amounts starting at $500 are
available to strudents (including WJA members) who are
enrolled in fine jewelry and watch design courses in the
United States with classes between January 1 and December 31,
2005. In 2004, WJA awarded $14,000 in scholarships to nine
WJA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Women's Jewelry Association is pleased to announce its
Scholarship Program for 2005. WJA is a national organization
that is committed to empowering women in the international
jewelry, watch and related industries.
Every year more women find opportunities to build successful
careers and flourish in this vital and very exciting
WJA is committed to encouraging talented students and helping
their studies in fine jewelry and watch design, and to this
end, WJA is offering scholarships in varying amounts,
starting at $500.00. WJA encourages you to take advantage of
this scholarship opportunity.
Candidates must be female students enrolled in fine jewelry
and watch design courses in the U. S. A.
To enroll a candidate must submit the following (all exactly
as described on the Application form):
* WJA Scholarship Application
* Two written references
* A short essay
* Three (3) slides of recent work, ranked
* Two (2) written references
* A self-addressed protective envelope with correct
postage for return of slides
THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION IS MAY 10, 2005.
The application should be sent to: Women's Jewelry
Association, Inc Scholarship Committee 373 B Route 46 West
Building E, Suite 215 Fairfield, NJ 07004
Scholarship recipients will be selected by a panel of judges
from the jewelry industry. Scholarships will be announced by
late June or early July of 2005.
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