International Gem Society Clark Scholarship

What is it? The International Gem Society was founded by Donald Clark, CSM with the mission to improve people's access to information about the field of gemology. As a result, IGS seeks to encourage students who have a particular interest in geology, gems, lapidary arts or gemology. In honor of Donald Clark, IGS has endowed a $750 annual scholarship.

Interested students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. You do not need to be a gemology student or trade student to apply- all students are eligible.

Who is eligible? Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any time during calendar year at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

How to Apply? To apply for the scholarship submit your answer to the following question:

Why are colored gemstones better than diamonds for an engagement ring or other high end jewelry?

Answers must be a minimum of two typed pages in Times New Roman, 12 font. There is no maximum page limit.  Creativity is strongly encouraged. Email your essay to the International Gem Society at: