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Supporting the Next Generation...

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, we can help to provide some of the financial support they need.

Since 1997, the Education Foundation has awarded nearly $270,000 to aspiring jewelers (including $20,000 donated by the Providence Jewelers Club). All funds are managed by the Rhode Island Foundation on behalf of MJSA.

All scholarship applicants also receive a free one-year student membership to MJSA, enabling them to connect with professional expertise and benefit from the guidance of experienced jewelers.

Click here to see the winners of the 2024 scholarships.

Who Can Apply

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 MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship Group is administered by the Rhode Island Foundation.

The 2024 scholarship cycle is now closed. Applications for the 2025 scholarships will be accepted beginning in January 2025. To stay up to date on all scholarship opportunities, subscribe to the MJSA Career Connections e-newsletter.

2024 Scholarship Winners