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Earn Your Certified Gemologist® Title With the Beatrice Shipley Scholarship!

Are you looking to advance your career and become a Certified Gemologist (CG)? The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is once again funding the AGS/GIA Beatrice Shipley Scholarship!

This scholarship is named in honor of Beatrice Shipley—a business partner, confidante, and operations manager—who contributed so much to both AGS and GIA following their founding by her husband, Robert M. Shipley.

AGS members who would like to earn the AGS Certified Gemologist (CG) title, and are in good standing, are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

GIA will fund the full cost for the on-campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) Program in New York or Carlsbad to complement the full scholarship for the AGS Certified Gemologist (CG) title, which is funded by AGS. The recipient will be selected by AGS.

Beatrice and Robert Shipley

Additionally, the recipient will receive a complimentary registration to the American Gem Society’s annual Conclave, April 25-27 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Both organizations share a similar mission of consumer protection and advancing the professionalism of the gem and jewelry trade. GIA and AGS continue to support one another, working closely to become stronger and more successful each year.

Interested applicants must apply by March 11, 2022.