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Author:  Sparkles66 [ Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Scholarships

Good evening all
I’m in the process of applying for a GIA scholarship. Just wondering if anyone here has been successful in obtaining a scholarship or has any experiences worth sharing.

Thanks

Author:  S. Rautiainen [ Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Scholarships

I'll be honest and say that I did apply but didn't get it back when I was first trying to get into gemmology. If you're heart is set on the GIA then go for it as I've heard it's a good program but if you're just looking to learn gemmology from a recognized source then I know the Gem-A and CGA courses are a lot less expensive but still high quality and comparable to the GIA.

Here in Canada the CGA and GIA are exactly equivalent for almost everyone's purposes. Personally I actually ended up identifying more than twice as many stones with the CGA than I would have with the GIA correspondence course so I would say it was actually a better experience in my opinion but maybe that was just me. The nice thing for the CGA is that they're partnered with Gem-A so when you're a CGA member you can write the Gem-A exams and get qualified through them as well. There's a little preliminary work to it admittedly but you don't need to take the Gem-A course so it depends on what you need/want the course for in the end.

Good luck either way and hope you get the scholarship.

Author:  1bwana1 [ Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Scholarships

Sparkles66 wrote:
Good evening all
I’m in the process of applying for a GIA scholarship. Just wondering if anyone here has been successful in obtaining a scholarship or has any experiences worth sharing.

Thanks



I know many people who have successfully gotten scholarships for the GIA course. GIA is very aggressive in trying to encourage qualified people to apply for them.

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