Saturday, September 5, 2009

Jewelry Scholarship Contest - Revere Academy Master Symposium

My daughter is in college and is majoring in theater arts. I know from experience how hard it is to find scholarships available for those interested in majors outside of the mainstream courses.

So, I was particularly interested in a new scholarship contest that I have discovered. The contest honors Mort Abelson, who was instrumental in raising the awareness of jewelry design and promoting jewelry designers in the U.S. Each year, he brings in a new group of exciting young jewelry designers. Many past winners are now leaders in their fields.

While this scholarship isn't related to college applicants, I still found it interesting because it is intended to be given to someone who is interested in designing jewelry as a career. The contest is open to anyone in the United States and Canada. Jurors will be looking for an individual whose work exemplifies original, innovative, high quality jewelry design.

The contest winner will receive an all-expenses-paid scholarship from anywhere in the US to San Francisco (air, lodging, tuition and fees) for a master class of their choice during the Academy’s annual International Masters Symposium in April 2010. During this symposium, which last for three weeks, prominent jewelry artists, designers, craftsman and experts meet in San Francisco to teach professional skills and techniques in the area of their greatest expertise.

For more details about the scholarship and entry forms, please visit the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts website. This year's deadline for submissions is December 1, 2009.

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