The Educational Foundation of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) has announced that a total of $12,500 in scholarship funding will be awarded this year to seven students of accredited higher-education institutions. Students whose collegiate focus includes interior design, furniture design, or marketing can apply March 1-31. Winners will be notified by July 31.
“By providing these awards, we are giving serious, talented students the opportunity to fine-tune their organizational skills and have their work seen and evaluated by industry professionals,” said Linda Mariani, IFDA’s director of scholarships and grants.
The IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship is open to full-time students who are currently enrolled in an interior design or related program, are engaged in some volunteer or community service project and have held leadership posts during the past five years: $1,500.
The Part-Time Student Scholarship will be awarded to a degree-seeking undergraduate currently enrolled part time in a continuing interior design or related program at an accredited institution: $1,500.
The IFDA Student Member Scholarship is open to any full-time undergraduate who has completed at least four design courses in a post-secondary interior design or related program and is also a student member of one of IFDA's regional chapters: $2,000.
The Vercille Voss IFDA Graduate Student Scholarship will be presented to a full- or part-time graduate student who is currently enrolled at an accredited institution, has completed four design courses in post-secondary education, and is pursuing a major in interior design or a related field: $2,000.
The Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship is available to any currently enrolled full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate design major specializing in residential wood and/or upholstered furniture design. $3,000.
The Tricia LeVangie Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship is open to currently enrolled full- or part-time undergraduate students who have completed four design courses in post-secondary education and are majoring in interior design or a related field, with plans to become educated participants in the green movement. $1,500.
The Window Fashion Certified Professionals Fast Track Scholarship will be awarded to a student seeking workroom or design certification, and is open to anyone enrolled in an interior design (or related) program at a two- or three-year institution: one full $1,000 registration.
For more information, visit www.ifdaef.org.