The International Gem Society (“IGS”) was founded by Donald Clark, CSM with the mission to improve people’s access to information about the field of gemology. As a result, IGS seeks to encourage students who have a particular interest in geology, gems, lapidary arts or gemology. In honor of Donald Clark, IGS has endowed a $750 annual scholarship.
We encourage any student to apply for our annual scholarship opportunity detailed below. You do not need to be a gemology student or trade student to apply – all students are eligible.
Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any time during calendar year 2014 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.
A $750 scholarship will be awarded for the best submitted answer to the question below.
Submission deadline is December 15, 2014.
A $750 scholarship will be awarded; this money can be used toward tuition or books. The scholarship must be paid directly to your institution.
How do I apply?
Submit your essay, 1,000-word minimum, on the topic below. One exceptional essay on the topic will be chosen and published on the International Gem Society website. Please email your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org
December 15, 2014
January 15, 2015
To apply for this scholarship, please submit your answer to the following question:
Why are colored gemstones better than diamonds for an engagement ring or other high end jewelry?
Answers must be a minimum of 2 typed pages in Times New Roman 12 font. There is no maximum page limit. Creativity is strongly encouraged.