The Fred Storch Scholarship
The Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA) is delighted to accept the offer by Storch and Co. to provide an annual scholarship for a student who completes the Diploma in Diamond Technology course.
Fred Storch joined his father’s business in 1956, bringing with him youth, enthusiasm and a commitment to keep supplying customers with the very best products for their needs. He established strong customer relationships and a reputation for honest, reliable and consistent grading of well cut diamonds. The business still retains this well built reputation, over 60 years later. Storch is known for its level of expertise. All sales staff must train as gemmologists and diamond technologists.
Daniel Storch would like his father’s memory to be associated with education and a high level of achievement. The scholarship will cover the fees for one student only each year across Australia who completes the GAA Diploma in Diamond Technology course. To be eligible the applicant must have previously passed the necessary GAA courses that are the required prerequisites for the Diploma in Diamond Technology.
Applicants should apply in writing to the BOS&E explaining why they wish to make use of the scholarship and how they will apply the knowledge gained from the course. Selection of the scholarship winner is based on the merit and content of the application.
The successful applicant will be chosen by a panel of three, consisting of at least one member of the GAA, one representative of Storch and Co., and one representative from the Diamond Guild of Australia.
The closing date for applications will be two weeks after the last Diploma in Diamond Technology course concludes in each calendar year. The selection panel will meet as soon as practical after applications are received and provide the name of the scholarship winner within two weeks of meeting.
The GAA President Mr Terry Coldham expresses delight in the Fred Storch Memorial Scholarship being made available and thanks Storch and Co. for promoting this scholarship and for their continuing support of the GAA.
“Support by the industry enables the GAA to provide relevant education to the jewellery industry and public alike,” says Terry Coldham.