Below is a list of extensively researched scholarship opportunities. If one or more of the following categories applies to you, you might qualify for a scholarship that can be used to pursue a fashion career at the college of your choice.

If you find a category with which you identify, contact that organization directly for additional information.

01. Scholarship Listing: Design Majors

The Two Ten Footwear Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Website:
    twoten.org
  • REQUIREMENTS:
    The Two Ten Footwear Foundation currently offers two kinds of scholarships. The Higher Education Scholarship is offered to students affiliated with the footwear, leather, or allied industries. Scholarship awards are based on financial need, academic ability, and personal promise. The Footwear Design Scholarship is open to any student who is studying design with a focus on footwear.
  • AWARD AMOUNTS:
    $1,000–$5,000

Women’s Jewelry Association Scholarship

  • Website:
    wjamarion.memberlodge.com
  • REQUIREMENTS:
    Applicant must be a female student enrolled in a jewelry-related curriculum at an institution of higher learning located in the United States.
  • AWARD AMOUNT:
    $500–$7,000

Geoffrey Beene Foundation Scholarship Award

  • Website:
    geoffreybeene.com
  • REQUIREMENTS:
    Applicant must identify the most exemplary, innovative women’s wear design student, based on specific guidelines.
  • AWARD AMOUNT:
    $25,000

02. Scholarship Listing:Disabled

National Center for Learning Disabilities

  • Website:
    ncld.org
  • Requirements:
    Vary depending on the scholarship, i.e. Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Scholarship, The Hal Hazelett Scholarship, Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Youth Achievement Award, etc.
  • Award Amounts:
    Vary from $750–$10,000 depending on the scholarship

03. Scholarship Listing: Ethnic

JFCS Loans & Grants Program

  • Website:
    jfcs.org
  • Requirements:
    Applicant must be a Jewish resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Northern Santa Clara counties for one year prior to application. Website lists many Jewish scholarships.
  • Award Amounts:
    $1,000–$1,500

Kenji Kasai Memorial Scholarship

  • Website:
    aie.org
  • Requirements:
    Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement.
  • Award Amounts:
    $1,000–$5,000

Gates Millennium Scholarship

  • Website:
    gmsp.org
  • Requirements:
    Applicant must be a citizen, national, or permanent legal resident of the United States. Must have a high school GPA of 3.3 on a non-weighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED. Additional requirements are listed on their website.
  • Award Amount:
    Varies

04. Scholarship Listing:Gay & Lesbian

Point Foundation Scholarships

  • Website:
    pointfoundation.org
  • Requirements:
    Applicant must be gay or lesbian. Exceptional academic performance is one characteristic that the Point Foundation seeks in all its applicants. Proven leadership skills and the desire to make a difference in the world are highly valued.
  • Award Amount:
    Average scholarship award per scholar is $13,600

05. Scholarship Listing: General

Business Careers Scholarship

  • Website:
    cappex.com
  • Requirements:
    Applicant must be a citizen of the United States. Applicant must also be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university located within the United States within the next 12 months.
  • Award Amount:
    $1,000

All-Ink.com College Scholarship Program

  • Website:
    all-ink.com
  • Requirements:
    Applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident to be considered.
  • Award Amount:
    Up to $5,000

06. Scholarship Listing: High School

Nesa Scholarships

  • Website:
    nesa.org
  • Requirements:
    Applicant must be an Eagle Scout graduating from high school and entering college in the year in which they apply.
  • Award Amounts:
    $1,000–$48,000

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

  • Website:
    horatioalger.com
  • Requirements:
    Applicant must be enrolled full-time as a High School Senior in California. Must have a strong commitment to pursue a Bachelors Degree. Minimum GPA for application is 2.0.
  • Award Amount:
    $4,000

07. Scholarship Listing: Military

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

  • Website:
    afas.org
  • Requirements:
    Applicant must be a dependent son or daughter of Air Force members or spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty.
  • Award Amount:
    $2,000

08. Scholarship Listing: Organizational Affiliate

FashionClub.com / Prom Advice Scholarship

  • Address:
    Fashion Club, 919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90015
  • Website:
    FashionClub.com
  • Requirements:
    Fashion Club offers two full one-year scholarships to FIDM (valued at approximately $23,000). One scholarship is offered in the Fashion Design category and the other is offered in the Fashion Merchandising category. You must be an online member of FashionClub.com to enter. Membership is free.
  • Award Amount:
    $23,000
  • info@fashionclub.com

My FIDM Fashion Club: Members-Only Scholarships

  • Address:
    My FIDM Fashion Club, 919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90015
  • Website:
    myfidmfashionclub.com
  • Requirements:
    My FIDM Fashion Club offers students to earn scholarships by starting or joining Fashion Clubs at their high schools. Student must a member of an official FIDM Fashion Club in active status to enter.
  • Award Amounts:
    $23,000, $5,000 and $500
  • myclubinfo@fashionclub.com

FIDM’s 2011 National Scholarship Competition

Six one-year scholarships to attend FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

Scholarship deadline is April 30th, 2011.

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