Your friend in the diamond business
(PRWEB) December 09, 2013
Intended for students with majors in business, design, jewelry, fashion or other creative fields, the Shane Co. College Scholarship will provide three gifted students with college tuition. Through the program, Shane Co. is hoping to identify students who are serious about their field of study, passionate about their degree, and strive to be at the top of their class.
“We have always been committed to giving back to the community, particularly through education,” said Tom Shane, CEO of Shane Co. “This program builds on the foundation we have within collegiate sports sponsorships and demonstrates our passion to support students who wish to enter the jewelry industry.”
Among the requirements for students who want to submit their application to the 2014 Shane Co. scholarship are a written essay of 500-800 words, and letters of recommendation from advisors, mentors, and/or former employers. In addition, student applicants must complete the Shane Co. scholarship application, and submit a copy of their transcript.
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, a GED or high school degree, and must currently be enrolled (or be able to prove that they plan to enroll) at an accredited design school or university and write an essay
The scholarships will be awarded for the 2014-2015 school year, and the deadline for submissions and applications is March 1, 2014. The ideal applicants will be a students who wants to make a difference by influencing the world with their creativity.
“Academic achievement and letters of recommendation will be the first criteria we review when determine the scholarship applicants,” said Rordan Shane, president of Shane Co. “This means applicants will need to present very well in their essays to help demonstrate why they should receive the scholarship. Creativity and originality will be an identifier for the frontrunners”
The first-place winner of the scholarship will receive $5,000, second place will win $3,000, and the third and final winner will win $2,000. Winners will be notified in April of 2014.
This Shane Co. college scholarship offers highly motivated students an opportunity to show what they can do with their talents and the chance to engage in their studies at a lower cost by winning the scholarship.
About Shane Co.
Shane Co. is the largest privately-held jeweler in the United States. The Denver, Colo.-based company is a direct importer of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and pearls and operates 20 stores in 13 states, as well as an online store at http://shaneco.com. Shane Co. is recognized in the industry as a price leader offering the finest array of customer benefits, including a free lifetime warranty and a 60-day money-back guarantee.