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MJSA Education Foundations Awards over $5,000 in Student Scholarships


MJSA Education Foundations Awards over $5,000 in Student Scholarships 

ATTLEBORO FALLS, MA--To further the next generation of talented jewelry makers and designers, the MJSA Education Foundation recently awarded $5,400 in scholarships to six students enrolled in degree programs across the United States. They are:

William Sammut ($900, top left) of Sterling Heights, Michigan, who is working toward a BFA in Crafts-Metals at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He is scheduled to graduate in spring 2013.

Sara Cochran ($900, right) of Brooklyn, New York, who is completing a BFA in Jewelry at the Pratt Institute in New York City. She is scheduled to graduate in 2013.

Kristen Glanzman ($900) of Maplewood, New Jersey, who is pursuing a graduate degree in Metalwork and Jewelry at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. She is scheduled to graduate in 2015.

Alexander Walker ($900, left) of Reed City, Michigan, who is completing a BFA in Metals/Jewelry Design at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A past MJSA scholarship winner (2010), he is scheduled to graduate in 2013.

Chelsey Hammersmith ($900) of Temperance, Michigan, who is pursuing an MFA in Fine Arts at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She is scheduled to graduate in May 2013.

Jessica Armstrong ($900, right) of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, is working toward an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is scheduled to graduate in May 2013.

Since 1997, the MJSA Education Foundation, a 501(c) 3 subsidiary of MJSA, has awarded nearly $165,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in jewelry design, jewelry making, or other jewelry-related degree programs at colleges, universities, and technical schools throughout the United States. Funds for the scholarships are generated through the MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship Group, which consists of six permanent endowment funds managed by the Rhode Island Community Foundation on behalf of MJSA and the MJSA Education Foundation.

Any student enrolled in a jewelry program, who intends to pursue a career in the jewelry industry, and who can demonstrate financial need is eligible to apply for an MJSA Education Foundation scholarship. Applicants are assessed on the basis of course of study, academics, career plans, recommendations, and industry experience. Students must be U.S. citizens.

To learn more about the MJSA Education Foundation and various educational and professional opportunities, click herehttp://www.mjsa.org/career_center.
About MJSA 
MJSA is the U.S. trade association for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers. It provides the resources to achieve professional excellence and maintain a competitive edge. For more information, call MJSA at 1-800-444-6572 or visit www.mjsa.org.
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