Scottish Gemmological Association
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SGA Conference Registration, c/o Alistir Wood Tait, 116A Rose Street, Edinburgh. EH2 3JF.
Please do not make payment at time of booking.
After receipt of the completed Booking Form, we will send you an Invoice together with details of payment options. Once we have received payment, you will be advised of the hotel room booking arrangements and be able to make separate payment to the hotel for accommodation.
Early Bird rates only apply to bookings registered by 28/02/16. Please note that no booking will be registered until payment has been received.
Stuart Robertson-Cigdem Lule Student Sponsorship 2017
Scottish Gemmological Association Conference
28th April to 1st May 2017
Stuart Robertson-Cigdem Lule Student Sponsorship of a place at the conference including accommodation and meals
The SGA Conference will take place at the Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling. It includes a high quality programme of talks on gemmology and related subjects by internationally recognized speakers, excellent workshops on the Sunday afternoon and social events.
The outline programme is available here -
Stuart Robertson and Cigdem Lule from Chicago will sponsor a place at the conference for a student of gemmology based in Scotland. This is a wonderful opportunity for a student to learn from the gemmological events and benefit from social networking.
What the sponsorship covers:
The sponsorship will cover the full conference registration fee, evening meals, and bed and breakfast accommodation for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
It does not cover travel costs.
Who is eligible:
Preference will be given to a student resident in Scotland, who is studying for a major gemmology qualification because such a person is likely to take an active part in the SGA.
The student may be non-professional or he/she may be working in the trade as an employee. Preference will be given to a student who is funding, or partially funding, his/her own studies.
The student should not be in receipt of any funding from any other source to attend the conference.
How to apply:
Applicants should submit 150 to 200 words in support of their application. The submission might include personal reasons for studying gemmology and advantages which attendance at the conference might bring. It might also describe what type of future involvement with the Scottish Gemmological Association the applicant envisages.
If funded for undertaking their gemmology course, please state the level of funding received.
It is a condition of the award that the recipient will be asked to write a short report (200-500 words) on the conference for publication on the SGA website. This should include a description of the benefits derived from attending and should be submitted within 2 weeks of the end of the conference.
Complete the application form and either submit online, or send the completed form to The Secretary, The Scottish Gemmological Association, c/o Alistir Wood Tait, 116a Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JF
Applications should be received by the Association by 31st January 2017.