Jewelry Designs Scholarship Program
Award Overview: Jewelry Designs of Danbury CT hereby establish the Jewelry Designs Scholarship. An initial scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to a Connecticut student entering a four year college.
Jewelry Designs was founded in 1980 by a small group of artisans dedicated to creating custom jewelry for a clientele craving a bit more than traditional jewelry stores would offer. The goal was to create fine jewelry in America that would live up to the standard of old world craftsmen. Decades later, our original founders and a seasoned team of master jewelers still pursue this dream.
Since Jewelry Designs first opened its doors, the shop and jewelry store have undergone many expansions and changes. To this day, our Jewelry Designs team continues to craft high quality designer jewelry and provide expert services in a unique jewelry store and manufacturing facility that is like no other.
Administration: The award is defined and administered as follows:
- Title of the award shall be the Jewelry Designs Scholarship
- A scholarship review committee comprised of staff of Jewelry Designs will be responsible for choosing the candidate annually.
- Funds will be awarded to support scholarship(s) for tuition, fees or instructional learning expenses
- The intent of the donor is to present at least one $1000 scholarship
- Scholarship(s) will be awarded to one or more students meeting the following criteria:
- Current Connecticut resident from Fairfield or Litchfield counties
- Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must have completed 15 credits or more
- Student must be currently enrolled full time in a four year college or university
- Copy of your college transcript is required, an unofficial copy is acceptable
- Letter of recommendation from a College or University Professor or current employer
- To be considered a finalist, please complete a short personal essay answering the following question: “Please tell us about yourself and your future goals.”
Scholarship applications will be available approximately February 1, with a deadline date of April 1. Selections will be made in the beginning of May. Disbursement of the scholarship will be sent directly to the student’s college or university’s bursar office in June.
Whenever it appears that changing conditions make the plan no longer applicable, practicable or suited to the general purposes stated above, representatives of the College would confer with the donor or representatives of the donor to secure a modification of the plan. If the College is unable to locate the donor or a representative after reasonable efforts, then the College is authorized to utilize the fund for any other suitable educational purpose so that the fund will provide the maximum service to the community through the advancement of higher education. In such instance, the recipient shall meet the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code