An Alabama lady, awarded a $20,000 Beyoncé Knowles-Carter x Lorraine Schwartz GIA Scholarship, is extraordinarily excited in regards to the alternative.
Audriana Osborne, of Montgomery, was one in every of simply three individuals not too long ago awarded the scholarship and plans to place the cash to good use.
“I’m so stuffed with gratitude. I’m honored, and I’m so excited for the chance,” Osborne stated by means of a video saying the three winners, in line with WSFA12 News.
Beyoncé, who personally chosen every of the scholarship recipients says she was impressed with their “ardour and the data of gems that so many candidates displayed,” and added she’s “praying that that is just the start of opening extra doorways to range and uncooked inspiration within the jewellery trade.”
The scholarship funds will reportedly pay for the schooling, charges, tools and journey for on-campus lab lessons.
In response to the Gemological Institute of America, jewellery designer Lorraine Schwartz teamed up with Bey to create the scholarship, which matches to a few members of the African American neighborhood for full tuition to earn GIA’s Graduate Gemologist diploma by means of distance training.
“Her work for the Black neighborhood is with out restrict and her efforts have impressed me and made me extraordinarily proud to be her buddy and accomplice on this initiative,” Schwartz stated of the mega star.
Osborne says her previous expertise within the jewellery trade will assist her put the scholarship to good use and assist her fulfill her ambitions.
“The hope for me is to utterly study all I probably can and fuse the data I’ve now and the profession I’ve now with a profession within the jewellery trade,” she stated. “Having that house to mix that creativity and utilizing the ability of the legislation to fuse that into a very simply spiritual, new, revolutionary and avant-garde profession.”
The 2 different winners of the scholarship have been Kulla Jatani of Seattle and Shelton Bradford of Lake Forest, California.