Gemological Institute of America Merit Scholarship 2023

Gemological Institute of America Merit Scholarship 2023


To be eligible, an applicant must –

  • be an Indian citizen
  • be of 18 years of age and above
  • be enrolled in a Gemology lab class at the GIA Indian campus

Note – 

  • Indian citizens permanently/temporarily residing in the US are not eligible to apply.
  • GIA staff and their immediate family members are not eligible for GIA scholarship awards.

Selected students will receive a one-time tuition fee waiver against their selected courses at the GIA campuses in India.


  • Letter of reference to recommend the applicant for the GIA scholarship that must include-
    • Writer’s information
    • Their relationship with the applicant
    • Reason for recommendation
    • How the scholarship will help the applicants to achieve their goals

Note –

  • The letter of recommendation must not be handwritten but typed in English or accompanied by an English-language translation.
  • The writer of the letter should be a professional working in an organization. Other acceptable writers include the employees of GIA, church members, teachers, and members of community or non-profit organisations.
  • Letters if available must be written on company letterhead.
  • The letter must be signed and dated within the past 12 months and must include the writer’s contact information (name, address, phone, and email address).
  • The letter must be in PDF/Word document/JPEG format. No other format is acceptable.
How can you apply?

Eligible candidates can apply for the position using the steps listed below-
Step 1:
 Click the Apply Now button below.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Register‘ button on the right-hand side of the dashboard and fill in the required details to ‘Register‘. (Note – If already registered, log in using the registered email ID.)
Step 3: Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.
Step 4: Click on the ‘New Student’ option, provide the required details and carefully read the terms and conditions before clicking on the ‘Submit’ button. (Note – Students who are already registered, can use valid credentials to log in.)
Step 5: Click on the ‘Password Reset’ button in the email received on the registered email id and set up a password.
Step 6: Now, click on the ‘Scholarship Application’ option, fill in all the required details and upload the necessary documents to complete the application.

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