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Jewelers Mutual and GIA Launch Scholarship to Support Future Gemologists

Jewelers Mutual, in collaboration with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), has unveiled the Ron Harder Gemological Scholarship, a $50,000 initiative aimed at fostering the development of future gemologists. Named in honor of Ron Harder, former CEO of Jewelers Mutual renowned for his unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and education within the jewelry industry, this scholarship will be disbursed over a span of five years, providing an annual award of $10,000.

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Available to current students enrolled in GIA’s esteemed gemology program, applicants for the Ron Harder Gemological Scholarship are tasked with submitting an essay ranging from 500 to 1000 words elucidating how the scholarship would facilitate their program completion and pave the way for a prosperous career in the jewelry industry. The application window extends from April 1st to April 30th.

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Scott Murphy, President and CEO of Jewelers Mutual, expressed sincere appreciation for the opportunity to commemorate Ron Harder’s enduring legacy by fostering the growth of aspiring gemologists. He underscored the significance of collaborative efforts in propelling the jewelry industry towards a vibrant future.

Ron Harder himself lauded the initiative, underscoring the shared dedication between Jewelers Mutual and GIA in nurturing talent critical for the sustained advancement and prosperity of the industry.

Susan Jacques, President and CEO of GIA, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing GIA’s unwavering commitment to providing premier gemological education while expressing gratitude for Jewelers Mutual’s support in empowering students to embark on successful careers within the gem and jewelry sector.

Prospective candidates for the Ron Harder Gemological Scholarship are invited to submit their applications through the dedicated GIA application portal.

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