Below is a list of Fashion scholarships which are worth the time to look into if fashion is your field of study and you need student aid to see your way through this very popular industry. Some may apply to you and others you may have to research a little more to see if it’s close to what your looking for in the field of fashion. We first start with the FSF scholarship fund because it is very large in terms of the number of scholarship awards given out every year. This is what you should target – many scholarships awarded simply because your chances of winning one is greater.
YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, frequently referred to simply as the FSF, is a national non-profit association that is comprised of members of the fashion community who are dedicated to promoting fashion education in the fields of art as well as business. This goal is accomplished by providing fashion scholarships to outstanding students as well as career programs and mentorships. The fund offers 80 awards each worth $5,000. There are also an additional four $25,000 YMA scholarship awards that are given out to applicants that are selected as Geoffrey Beene Scholars.
To be eligible for the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, students must be a sophomore, junior or senior student who is in good standing at a school that is a member of the FSF. Students will be chosen by the educator contact at their FSF member school and will need to complete a case study. Students will also be interviewed by an FSF organizational member. Along with the FSF scholarship award, selected students will also receive a trip to New York. Students should begin applying for this scholarship in September.
Fashion Scholarships by National Make it With Wool Competition
Students studying fashion and planning to apply for the YMA scholarship may also wish to apply for the following fashion related scholarships. The National Make it With Wool Competition is available to students who are enrolled in a college-level apparel or fashion design program. Applicants are required to submit an original garment that is made of a minimum of 60% wool. The fashion scholarship includes a $1,000 scholarship along with a trip to Reno, NV to attend the national event. The application deadline is the first of November.
Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Scholarship Competition
The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition is available to high school seniors who hope to have a career in fashion marketing and merchandising, fashion design or fashion retail management. Applicants must submit an originally designed fashion marketing, retail management, fashion merchandising plan or product or an original eveningwear garment. Local winners will receive a $3,000 tuition scholarship to an Art Institute. National winners will receive full tuition scholarships as well as a VIP trip to New York. National 2nd place winners receive $5,000 scholarships. National 3rd place winners receive $4,000 scholarships. Grand prize winners within each category will also receive a chance to participate in the meet and greet event at the offices of Seventeen Magazine as well as have lunch with a Seventeen Style professional. The award also includes a $500 shopping spree. The application deadline is January 20th.
Pre-College Fashion Scholarships
The Pre-College Scholarship program is available to potential undergraduate art and design students. Applicants should submit a two page essay along with documented financial need. The award covers a pre-college summer course at Parsons School of Design in New York. The course covers drawing and design, animation design, integrated design, photography or design and management. The application deadline is in March.
FIDM National Scholarship Competition for Fashion
The FIDM National Scholarship Competition is available to high school senior or high school graduates who have no prior training. Applicants must submit a creative project within one of the five categories of fashion design, graphic design, fashion merchandising, interior design, digital media artistry or visual design. The award covers a full 1 year scholarship at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. The next competition will begin in January with an application deadline of April 30th.
Stella Blum Student Research Grant for Fashion
The Stella Blum Student Research Grant is available to undergraduate or graduate students who are also a member of the Costume Society of America. Applicants must submit an original research project proposal that is comprised of 1,000 words or less. The grant is worth $2,000. There is also a $500 travel component awarded to the winning recipient for them to present their completed research at the National Symposium. Stella Blum was a costume educator, curator, scholar, writer and founding member of the CSA. The grant was established following her death in 1985. The application deadline is May 1st.