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
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
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.