WJA Announces Exciting New Grant Opportunities
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) announced its grants application season. WJA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that offers a variety of scholarships and grants to support the career growth and educational endeavors of professionals in the jewelry and watch industries. WJA has shifted its grant application schedule to the fall to help individuals budget and plan better for the upcoming year. Applications are open for the following grants: the Responsible Business Education Grant (3-month online sustainability course through New York University), the WJA Carelle Grant ($7,500), the Jewelers Mutual Insurance Female Veteran Grant ($5,000), and WJA Member Grants ($500).
Responsible Business Education Grant
Brand new this year is WJA Foundation’s Responsible Business Education Grant, sponsored by Platinum Guild International. Two individuals will be selected to enroll in a 3-month sustainability course at New York University’s Stern School of Business Executive Education online program.
Platinum Guild International (PGI) is dedicated to promoting platinum and its pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry trade. PGI has offices in each of the world's major jewelry markets, providing information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry. For more information please visit www.platinumjewelry.com.
“At PGI, we feel it is important for our industry to make a continued commitment toward sustainable practices in all levels of business, and the first place to start is education. We are thrilled to support WJA Foundation's Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability Education Fund and its business education grantmaking for NYU programs. PGI commits to bringing news, support and education to all of its partners in the jewelry industry, so it was a natural fit to support WJA’s admirable initiatives. We look forward to seeing the great impact these opportunities have on our industry.” - Jenny Luker, President, PGI USA
Eligible candidates must be WJA members for at least one year prior to applying. Applicants must submit responses to essay questions demonstrating their commitment to responsible sourcing and sustainable business practices throughout their career. Applications are due by October 31, 2021.
To learn more: https://www.womensjewelryassociation.com/grantscholarships
About the Women's Jewellery Association
WJA's mission is to help women in the jewelry and watch industries advance and develop professionally through networking, education, and leadership development. For more information, visit www.womensjewelryassociation.com.