Michael Schoch, Answers questions on Noodle
Thanks for using Noodle! I think you're referring to the $1,000 Scholarship Sweepstakes. If so, you should carefully read over the terms and conditions to make sure you meet all of the requirements.
It looks like the Gemological Institute of America is accredited by the ACCSC, so as long as you meet the other scholarship requirements you should be eligible!
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