Interior Design Scholarships

Here are some of the Interior Design scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

The ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in or have been accepted for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at a degree-granting institution. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic/creative accomplishment, as demonstrated by school transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining one’s inspiration to pursue a professional career in interior design, professional goals, or special areas of interest. Application Requirements: Personal Statement (max. 1000 words) Official School Transcript(s) Letter of Recommendation Biographical Statement (max. 250 words) and Headshot Up to three examples of design work (PDF)

General Scholarships

To qualify, you must be a woman and have COMPLETED at least your first year in architecture; landscape architecture; civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering as related to architecture; urban and land planning; interior design; environmental design or architectural rendering and illustration. You must be attending a California school or be a California resident attending an out-of-state school. You must be enrolled for the ensuing year. A maximum of ten students will be chosen as finalists. They MUST APPEAR, at their own expense, for a mandatory interview in Los Angeles.

PLAN/NH Fellowship

Grants for $2,500 are available for highly qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors and $5,000 for graduate-level architectural students who are planning to pursue careers aimed at improving the built environment in northern New England. Undergraduate candidates must be New Hampshire residents currently enrolled in an accredited program at a New England university or college that leads to a degree in architecture, mechanical engineering, interior design, or studio art. Graduate candidates must be New Hampshire residents enrolled in any NAAB accredited program leading to a masters degree in architecture. The award may be renewed if the candidate demonstrates high academic achievement and commitment to their discipline. Funds may be used for any educational expense, including room and board. Candidates should have achieved a superior grade point average and demonstrated general excellence in their field of study. In addition to academic achievement, selection criteria stress the following: a. An activist orientation showing excellent potential for having a positive effect on the built environment of northern New England. b. A demonstrated dedication to a life's work in the chosen field. c. Leadership experience and the ability to communicate and promote solutions. d. Breadth of skills including the flexibility and creativity required to work with diverse interest groups. e. Work experience in a related or relevant field. f. A New England focus that will most likely lead to application of the candidate's skills and training to solving problems of the built environment in New Hampshire or northern New England.

Department of Art & Design Scholarship

Scholarships are available for upper division Art & Design majors but are limited in number depending upon funds available. Students applying for scholarships must: 1. Be Art & Design majors and have at least sophomore rank. 2. Have work selected for Annual Student Honors Exhibition held each spring. Scholarships are awarded by the juror of the exhibition.

NEWH/Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship

The NEWH/Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship is a $4,000 scholarship award and is courtesy of FABRICUT CONTRACT. The winning student and sponsor will be honored in Las Vegas at HD Expo (exact date to be determined). This scholarship is released in the fall with a March deadline the following year. The NEWH/Harvey Nudelman Memorial scholarship is open to students pursuing a career objective in Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry. Winning student travel and lodging to awards event provided by NEWH, Inc. Scholarship requirements are:  Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college  Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program  Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA  Must be pursuing a career objective in Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry  Please see application for submittal requirements

Undergraduate Student Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be a major in one of the FCS options. 2. Must be a member of AAFCS (apply now for membership at 3. Must have a statement of professional goals. 4. Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and an FCS GPA of 3.5. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should pick up an application from the CSULB FCS Department Office.

Other Majors Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship

Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship awards one $2,000 prize each semester to the Product Design, Interaction Design, Engineering, or Computer Science student who best explains how having a shared set of beliefs is important for building a great company. The catch: You’ve got 1,000 words. Keep it short and sweet, but make it powerful and compelling. Then email your essay to We’ll read all the essays and pick the one that best exemplifies how shared beliefs can build a better company. That’s it. Now get writing! Scholarship details: Two $2,000 cash scholarships will be awarded. One scholarship will be awarded in the fall, another in the spring. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of members of the Buildium Marketing team, with input from other teams. The decision of the committee will be based on originality and quality of writing. Submission deadlines: April 1 (spring) and October 1 (fall) Scholarship requirements: College or university student in good standing at an accredited public or private university. (Please attach a copy of your unofficial transcript to your email in PDF format for verification.) Must be enrolled in a Product Design, Interaction Design, Engineering, or Computer Science program. Student must be at least 18 years of age. One entry per student per semester. Please use email. The subject line should read “Scholarship Essay” and students should include their first and last name, email address, and phone number. We love legible fonts, so please use Arial, Times New Roman, etc. Someone already wrote War and Peace. Please keep it to 1,000 words. We want to reward people like you who read all the way to the end of long and rambling and repetitive and repetitive and wordy and verbose scholarship announcements. Mention the super secret code word DMARK when you submit your application to enter a bonus drawing for a bunch of free (and super cool) Buildium t-shirts in your choice of sizes. We’ll have a drawing each semester. Good luck!

Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship

Aware of increasing environmental concerns worldwide, the IFDA Educational Foundation established a scholarship for a student focusing on the evolving green/sustainable field of study. Sustainable design is the development of innovative ways to create living spaces that are energy efficient and feature green/sustainable materials, fabrications and products. The student applying for this scholarship is planning to become an educated participant in the green movement. Paying equal attention to both sustainability factors and design aesthetics, the student should be demonstrating creative use of green products and eco-friendly furnishings in class projects. The student is familiar with current information in the green/sustainable field, is applying this knowledge in class work and has a goal of seeking a future LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation. ELIGIBILITY/GUIDELINES All applicants must have completed four design courses in post-secondary education at the time of application and be majoring in Interior Design or a related field. The completed application packet must include a sealed transcript of course work that verifies full-time status and shows your GPA. Transcript may be sent separately. Application accepted each year between March 1 and postmarked no later than March 31. Winner will be notified by July 31. See application form for further requirements.

Catherine Urban Scholarship for Art and Design

Humanities & the Arts - Art & Design For a School of Art & Design student. Must be at least a junior or senior; must be a declared major; have a GPA in the major of 3.0 or better, and an overall GPA of 3.0; must have financial need.

John T. Riordan Professional Education Scholarship

This scholarship allows the recipient to choose his or her curriculum of choice from the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development. Areas of concentration include Management, Marketing and Leasing at a technical level or at a strategic level and Development, Design and Construction at a technical level.The Scholarship covers enrollment fees, textbooks, workbooks, airfare and hotel accommodations. Two scholarships will be awarded to a non-U.S. based professional to attend an ICSC school outside of the U.S. This scholarship includes attendance at an award ceremony, should there be one. All schools and air fare must be approved by the ICSC Foundation in advance.This scholarship may not be applied towards previous attendance at a John T. Riordan school.Who Should Apply?An applicant may be new to retail real estate and looking to expand his or her knowledge of management, marketing, leasing or development, design and construction. An applicant may also be an individual changing their area of interest in the industry.Individuals studying for their Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS), Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM), Certified Marketing Director (CMD) or the Certified Development, Design & Construction Professional (CDP) designations receive credit for work experience after completion of certain courses.EligibilityThe Scholarship Committee of the ICSC Foundation will consider an applicant who: * is a member of ICSC and is employed by a member company in good standing; * is actively employed in the retail real estate industry for a minimum of one year or is a recent graduate of a college or university with an emphasis in real estate; * completes an online scholarship application, and * submits 2 letters of recommendation.

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