Any student enrolled in a jewelry program, who intends to pursue a career in the jewelry industry and can demonstrate financial need, is eligible to apply. Applicants are assessed on the basis of course of study, academics, career plans, recommendations, and industry experience. Students must be U.S. citizens.
The deadline for applications for the 2013 scholarships is June 14th. For information about applying click here to go to the Rhode Island Foundation website. The link will take you directly to the MJSA Education Foundation Jewelry Scholarship application after you register.
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Every year, talented students from across the United States look to MJSA for help in realizing a shared dream: to have a successful career in designing and making jewelry. And thanks to the MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship Group, the association can provide the financial support they need.
The Scholarship Group consists of five permanent endowment funds managed by the Rhode Island Community Foundation on behalf of MJSA and the Foundation. Money generated by these funds provides support to U.S. students enrolled in jewelry design, jewelry making, or other jewelry-related degree programs at colleges, universities, and technical schools. Several awards of $500 to $2,000 are given every year.
Winners of the 2012 scholarships are:
William Sammut ($900, top left) of Sterling Heights, Michigan, is working toward a BFA in Crafts-Metals at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He is scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2013.
Sara Cochran ($900, right) of Brooklyn, New York, is completing a BFA in Jewelry at the Pratt Institute in New York City. She is scheduled to graduate in 2013.
Kristen Glanzman ($900) of Maplewood, New Jersey, is pursuing a graduate degree in Metalwork and Jewelry at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. She is scheduled to graduate in 2015.
Alexander Walker ($900, left) of Reed City, Michigan, is completing a BFA in Metals/Jewelry Design at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A past MJSA scholarship winner (2010), he is scheduled to graduate in 2013.
Chelsey Hammersmith ($900) of Temperance, Michigan, is pursuing an MFA in Fine Arts at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She is scheduled to graduate in May 2013.
Jessica Armstrong ($900, right) of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, is working toward an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is scheduled to graduate in May 2013.