AGS Way Scholarship Form

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 AGS Way Course is offered online and consists of 14 modules with audio, text, and interactivity. Each module is presented sequentially and must be completed to pass the course. The course is self-paced and can easily be finished in three months. Upon completion, eligible individuals will be awarded the Registered Jeweler (RJ) or Registered Supplier (RS) title.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time employee of an AGS Retail or Supplier Firm member
  • 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


2022 Timeline:

  • Application period will open November 22, 2021 and close May 21, 2022
  • Scholarships will be awarded by May 31, 2022


The AGS Young Titleholder Committee awards the scholarships. Limit is one (1) scholarship per applicant in a one-year period.

Prerequisites

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.

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Thank you for your Submission!

Thanks for submitting your application to receive the 2022 Young Titleholders AGS Way Scholarship!

The Scholarship is open for applications through May 1, 2022. We will be awarding recipients and notifying all applicants of their statuses by May 11, 2022. 

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