Fashion Scholarships

Aspiring fashion designers typically take a more unique and creative path towards higher education. Most students tend to enroll in a school that exclusively caters towards students interested in fashion, design, or the arts. What students may not realize is that there are a number of scholarships available to students planning to major in fashion. Some of these scholarships are school-specific, meaning that they are only available to students who attend a specific institution. However, there are also a number of awards that are open to any student who is planning a career in fashion. Check out the list below for some of the best fashion scholarships:

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship Program

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to high school seniors who are planning a career in fashion. It is sponsored through Fashion-Schools.org. The award provides one winner with a scholarship worth $1,000. In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled in a college or school that focuses on one of the following majors: Fashion marketing, fashion retailing, fashion management, fashion design, or fashion merchandising. Related majors may also be eligible. Applicants are chosen based on a combination of criteria, which include academic history, student essay, and drive to pursue a career related to fashion. In order to apply for this scholarship, students must complete an online application prior to June 1st.  Additional information about this scholarship can be found here: http://www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-program.

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

This organization has doled out millions of dollars in scholarships since it was founded in 1971. These scholarships are only open to students who attend a YMA member institution. The scholarships range in value from $5,000 to $30,000. The YMA FSFSScholarhips and the Jim Edelman Scholarships are each worth $5,000. There are more than two hundred of these awards available annually. The Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship has two different values. One scholarship, which is worth $10,000, is awarded to four finalists. The other scholarship, which is worth $30,000, is awarded to four top applicants each year. Each school is only permitted to select one nominee for the $30,000 scholarship. Additional information about each of these scholarships can be found at the following website: http://www.ymafsf.org/about-scholarship/.

Mount Mary University/Frederick Layton Art Scholarship for Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students

This scholarship is open to students who will be attending Mount Mary University for the first time. Thus, both first-year freshmen and transfer students who will be entering the university can be considered for the scholarship. Students must plan to enroll of a full-time basis in order to be considered for the scholarship and they must not have attended Mount Mary University in the past. Only students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average will be considered for the award. Lastly, all applicants must plan to major in one of the following areas: fashion design, interior design, fine art, graphic design, fashion merchandise management, art education, or art therapy. The scholarship is worth $3,000. Additional information can be found at the following website: http://mtmary.edu/costs-aid/scholarships/additional-scholarships/layton.html.