Cheryl Eve Acosta was recently awarded by Ms. Susan Jacques and the GIA Board of Governors an On Campus 2016 Gemology Institute of America (GIA) Scholarship to receive a Comprehensive CAD/CAM certificate. Her award was used towards a full tuition during her eight-week training in the GEM building located in the heart of the jewelry district in New York City.
Along with her scholarship, an Inspiration Grant was also funded to help Cheryl Eve Acosta with her stay in NYC. With extensive opportunities for hands-on classroom instruction and practical application, the course provided the skills and experiences necessary to adopt new methods of design and production to expand the range of her work and offer a new line of affordable jewelry. The Inspiration Grant helped pay for part of the GIA CAD/CAM software license, travel, shipping costs of tools, and other expenses related to the experience.