Interior Design Scholarships
Here are some of the Interior Design scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
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.
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)
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.
Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification in the program you are currently
Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
Must have a 3.0 GPA
Must have a career objective in one of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)
Please attach the following:
Student essay, to include:
o Background of yourself and your experience
o Your goals and objectives after graduation
o What prompted you to choose this career
o Do you feel you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation
o Why is obtaining this scholarship important to you
o If your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing Official Transcript
Letters of recommendation from Professor, advisor and/or department head
Letters from industry professionals, employers, etc.
Submit all items by mail to:
5646 Milton St #213
Dallas TX 75206
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.
African American, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American
COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES
College Junior, College Senior
Graphic Arts, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Illustration, Photography/Video, Mechanical Engineering, Business, English, Marketing, Computer Engineering, Computer Science/MIS, Industrial Design, Electrical Engineering, Interactive Design, Finance, Economics
Scholarship recipient must be a current IFDA student member with dues paid in full prior to submission of the scholarship application. Scholarship recipient must be a full-time student. Scholarship recipient will be selected by the IFDA Educational Foundation Board based on the student's academic achievement, future plans and goals. Data will be supplied in this application, the student's essay and the letter of recommendation from the professor or instructor.
A $2,000 Student Scholarship is available through the IFDA Educational Foundation to a full-time, current student member of IFDA who has completed a minimum of four design courses in a post-secondary interior design or related program.
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Members
The Imagine America Foundation created its Imagine America High School Scholarship Program in 1998 to help provide scholarships for high school students. This annual scholarship program has helped thousands of high school seniors afford a career education at hundreds of career schools across the United States. Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico may nominate up to five graduating seniors to receive a $1,000 Imagine America 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.
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.
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.
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.
Open to all students in their final year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three year program of interior design. The competition is designed to encourage students to seriously plan their portfolios. Portfolio components, submitted on slides, may be as few as eight but are not to exceed twelve. These Best of Work components may include work as diverse a lighting plan, graphic, sketch, furniture, or cabinetry detail, paper flow chart, or life-cycle clost analysis presentation, as well as the more usual furniture layout, color board, and perspective rendering. Any one of these items equals one component. Any combination of these components may be used but under no circumstance may the total exceed twelve components. Judges will evaluate presentation skills, design and planning competency, and conceptual creativity.
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