MJSA Announces Scholarship Opportunities

by Robyn Hawk on April 24, 2012


MJSA Announces Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline June 15, 2012
 
ATTLEBORO FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS--MJSA, the association for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers, is seeking students to apply for scholarships that it funds through the MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship Group.

The Scholarship Group consists of five permanent endowment funds managed by the Rhode Island Foundation on behalf of MJSA and the MJSA Education Foundation. Money generated by these funds provides support to students enrolled in jewelry design, jewelry making, or other jewelry-related programs and courses at colleges, universities, and technical schools throughout the United States. Several awards of $500 to $2,000 are given every year.

Last year, the Scholarship Group awarded nearly $7,000 to six recipients studying at various institutions. Since 1997, the MJSA Education Foundation, a 501(c) 3 subsidiary of MJSA, has awarded more than $160,000 in scholarships to students. Applicants can be enrolled in any kind of jewelry training program, as long as they intend to pursue a career in the jewelry industry, and can demonstrate financial need. The student is assessed on the basis of course of study, academics, career plans, recommendations, and industry experience. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.

The 2012 scholarship information is now available at www.mjsa.org/careers_and_educationYou will find a link there to the Rhode Island Foundation, which administers the MJSA Foundation scholarships. Click on the Scholarships for College-Level Study link to find the MJSA Education Foundation Jewelry Scholarships and apply there. Because the Rhode Island Foundation administers many scholarship funds, students will need to complete a general registration and application online. The site will list all available scholarships, among them the MJSA opportunities.

For more information, e-mail info@mjsa.org, or call 1-800-444-MJSA (6572).

About MJSA 
MJSA is the U.S. trade association for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers. It provides the resources to achieve professional excellence and maintain a competitive edge. For more information, call MJSA at 1-800-444-6572 or visit www.mjsa.org.

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