Natural Stone Institute Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Natural Stone Institute has two scholarships available for emerging professionals in the natural stone industry. The application deadline for these scholarships is July 20, 2018.

The  Natural Stone Scholarship provides educational opportunities for aspiring fabricators, installers, or administrative apprentices interested in furthering their careers within the natural stone industry. Funds are made through the generous donations of Natural Stone Institute members worldwide. Applications are reviewed by a committee of the Board of Directors, staff, and industry veterans.

The scholarship will cover travel and registration costs for one or more recipients to TISE 2018, the natural stone industry’s premier exhibition and education event, and the Natural Stone Institute’s Annual Meeting. Attendance at TISE 2018 and the Annual Meeting offers the scholarship winner the opportunity to gain valuable technical and practical knowledge, meet and network with leading stone professionals, deepen his or her commitment to a career in the stone industry, and explore his or her potential for future leadership.

The Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship includes an all-expenses paid trip to one of the following industry events: TISE, Coverings or Natural Stone Institute Study Tour. The winner will be given the opportunity to gain valuable technical and practical knowledge to deepen her commitment to a career in the stone industry and explore her potential for leadership. The winner will also be given a chance to shadow industry professionals within different sectors of the stone industry, including quarriers, distributors, fabricators, installers, and equipment suppliers.

Scholarship requirements and applications can be found on the Natural Stone Institute website.

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