THE OLIVE FRAME SCHOLARSHIP

We are helping gemmological and jewellery students across the province of Ontario reach their educational aspirations.

Niagara Falls, Ontario

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

The Olive Frame Scholarship was created in honour of one of Canada’s most respected and influential gemmology and jewellery instructors, Olive Frame.

The scholarship was launched in 2017 by the GIA Alumni Ontario Chapter to help gemmological and jewellery students across the province of Ontario reach their educational aspirations.

We promote knowledge and trust within the industry and believe that by assisting students with access to a GIA education, they are empowered with a mark of global distinction.

With a teaching career spanning over 35 years in the gem and jewellery industry, Olive Frame left a lasting impact on the Canadian industry and many of her students.

A GIA Graduate Gemologist and CJA Graduate Jeweller, she was a registered instructor with the Canadian Jewellers Association and conducted their training programs for jewellery sales personnel across Canada. Olive taught the CJA Jets Course to the Toronto staff of Tiffany & Co. over a 10 year period and has travelled extensively and taught gemology as far afield as Nassau, Bahamas.

She was a passionate advocate for gemmological education and shared her knowledge through the many articles and lectures delivered throughout her career. 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
AWARD TYPE

Olive Frame Scholarship awards one recipient per year with up to $500 CAD towards any GIA on-campus or distance education courses. (Excludes Continuing Education program)

WHEN TO APPLY

August 1 - October 31 (APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED)

  • Scholarship to be applied towards courses beginning in 2019 or 2020.

  • Scholarship awarded November 30th, 2019. (Recipient will be notified via email.)

ELIGIBILITY

Ontario residents are eligible to be awarded a scholarship once each calendar year for:

  • On-Campus Scholarships for both U.S locations. (Carlsbad, CA or New York campus)

  • Distance Education (eLearning) and Lab Class Scholarships. (excludes Continuing Education Program)

HOW TO APPLY

Applications can be sent via email, or mailing address:

  • Email: giaalumniontario@gmail.com

  • Mailing address: 

    • Attention: GIA Alumni Scholarship

    • #601, 55 Queen St East, Toronto, ON, M5C 1R6

Application Procedure:

  • Complete only one scholarship application form, answer all questions and attach required documents. 

  • Required documents include: Application form, copy of identification card with picture (such as a driver's license or national identity card); one letter of recommendation (two allowed); cover letter which outlines career objectives and your interest in the gem and jewellery industry. 

  • Applications submitted without required documents will not be considered.

  • Please submit all documents either in Word, pdf or jpeg format, or printed via mail.

  • No requests for deadline extension are allowed and application must be submitted by the deadline.

  • Recipient will be notified via email.

  • Please contact us if you are experiencing any technical difficulties.

VALUE/ AMOUNT

Up to $500 CAD towards any GIA on-campus or distance education courses. (Excludes Continuing Education program)

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  1. Application Form (Currently unavailable as applications are closed for 2019)

  2. Copy of identification indicating you are an Ontario resident (such as a drivers licence or national identity card)

  3. Cover Letter which outlines career objectives and your interest in the gem and jewellery industry. 

  4. Letter of recommendation (one letter is required, two allowed)

    1. The letter must be recommending you for a scholarship and NOT for employment.

    2. The writer must state who they are, why they are recommending you for a scholarship and why they believe a scholarship will help you achieve your goals. (The letter writer cannot be a family member or relative, an acceptable letter writer can be an employer, co-worker, teacher, or from a community organization to which you belong or where you volunteer)

    3. Letter must be signed and dated within the last 12 months, and must include all contact information and written on company letterhead (if available.)

    4. The letter must be typed in English (or a professional translation must accompany) and the only acceptable formats are Word, pdf, or jpeg files; otherwise a printed copy of all required documents must be included if the application is being mailed.

QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE

Contact us via email, giaalumniontario@gmail.com

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ONTARIO - CANADA

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