Fashion Scholarship Fund Scholarship
Website: Fashion Scholarship Fund
The Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business. Their mission is to advance the fashion industry by encouraging gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business, ensuring the industry will continue to attract dedicated, capable and creative individuals. The scholarship includes a $7,500 award, an opportunity to attend the awards gala in New York City (complimentary travel and hotel), access to national network of internship opportunities, mentor program, regional networking events and an invitation to join the alumni association. The FSF invites a diverse group of students from business, creative and liberal art disciplines to apply! The application portal opens on Feb 1 2023!
Eligible applicants must be full time students, with an overall G.P.A. of 3.20 or greater who are interested in the fashion industry. You must be an enrolled sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate student during the 2023-2024 school year to apply. Seniors graduating Winter 2024 or earlier, are not eligible to apply.
- US Citizen
- Permanent Resident
- International or Other Visa Status
The 2024 Fashion Scholarship Fund case study theme is on the topic of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) that enables brands to evaluate the extent to which a corporation works on behalf of social and environmental goals.
Utilizing an ESG framework, and more specifically, leaning into the Environmental and Social aspects, students across the four case study disciplines will consider different aspects of ESG, such as how a brand would address a specific sustainability goal and methods for communicating environmental and social actions to consumers.
Choose one category and develop a slide-deck.
Open the application portal where you'll take an eligibility quiz and later upload your slide deck. Open your app as soon as possible so that you can take part in the Fashion Scholarship program's summer webinars and receive important updates from the foundation.
Take your time on the case-study and do your research. Most applicants do not already have extensive experience with all of the ideas/strategies/elements the case study covers, so you will need to do some research.
Get feedback on your slide deck. Be sure to ask faculty in your field as well as peers for feedback.
- The format of the case studies is a slide deck presentation
- The rubric is included in each of the case studies.
Resources: Last year's awarded cases were featured in a digital showcase, https://www.fashionscholarshipfund.org/fsf-scholars. Please look at these examples, but be aware that these are examples only, and should not be used as templates. This year's case question is different. Everyone's final application materials will be different!
If awarded a FSF Scholarship, recipients are strongly advised to participate in a summer internship.
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195-2803