New AJF Scholarships in Gemology for Syrian Armenians(Fall 2016)

September 2, 2016

New AJF Scholarships in Gemology for Syrian Armenians(Fall 2016)


The Armenian Jewellers Foundation (AJF) has announced new study grants for Syrian-Armenian expatriates in Canada. AJF will support 10-15 applicants enrolled in the Gemology 1 (as well as returning students in Gemology 2 and 3) at the École de gemmologie de Montréal (EGM), one of the prime jewellery sector academies in North America. The study curriculum covers key aspects of gemological science, including diamonds. Graduates are expected to gain a solid knowledge in gemology, which may be used to pursue further studies or embark on a new career in the jewellery sector.

Applicants must be recent Syrian-Armenian expatriates who are living in Canada as permanent residents. A recommendation letter or references are required within a signed application. Teaching and course materials are in English or French. Therefore, basic knowledge of either language is a key requirement.

Forms may be obtained from AGBU Montreal by contacting Mrs. Rahel Dertadian, Executive Secretary at (514) 748-2428. Completed applications must be received by September 9, 2016. Furthermore, an information session for applicants will be hosted by AGBU Montreal on Friday September 9 at 9:00pm at AGBU Alex Manoogian center, 805 Rue Manoogian, Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 1Z5.

The Armenian Jewellers Foundation was established in 2013 to advance the heritage of Armenians in jewellery. AJF’s mission is to undertake historical research, document present-day success-stories and ensure the transfer of knowledge to the new generation. The scholarship program promotes new capacity in the jewellery and diamond manufacturing sector both in Armenia and the Diaspora. Since 2015, AGBU Montreal has been supporting and collaborating with AJF to ensure the success of this important initiative.

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