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AGS Way Scholarship Form

The recipient(s) of this scholarship will receive one (1) complimentary AGS Way course.

The AGS Way Course is the core credentialing course for the American Gem Society (AGS), covering the history, mission, vision, and values of being an AGS member. Most importantly, it enables the learner to develop the skills and knowledge to leverage the AGS story and message to their advantage.

In this course, you will explore: The rich history of AGS, what it means to be an AGS member and titleholder, the AGS brand and marketing your membership, grading and appraisal standards, standards for ethics, cut grading and preparation for the 2-Diamond Practical Exam, and how to tie it all together to make an impact with your customers.

The course is an online course that consists of 14 modules with audio, text, and interactivity. Each module is completed sequentially and must be completed in order to pass the course. The course is self-paced and can easily be completed in three months.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time employee of an AGS Retail or Supplier Firm member
  • Must have previously completed the Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA’s) Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP) Diploma; and 5-Day Diamond Grading Lab Class or 5-Day Gem Identification Lab Class, or Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma

2024 Timeline:

  • Application period closes August 12, 2024
  • Scholarships will be awarded by August 22, 2024

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


Must have previously completed the following prerequisites from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

  • Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP) Diploma
  • One of the following:
    • 5-Day Diamond Grading Lab Class
    • 5-Day Gem Identification Lab Class
    • Graduate Gemologist® (GG) diploma

In the section below, please fill in your completion date for each class. If you have not completed a class, leave it blank.

American Gem Society

Thank you for your Submission!

Thanks for submitting your application to receive the 2024 Young Titleholders AGS Way Scholarship!

The Scholarship is open for applications through August 12, 2024. We will be awarding recipients and notifying all applicants of their statuses by August 22, 2024. 

Again, thank you for your interest in becoming a titleholder! Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.