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!

Open your application as soon as possible to apply!



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 a currently enrolled sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate student at a member school to apply. Seniors graduating in Dec. 2021, are not eligible to apply.

Student Type
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • Us Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented


1. Take a look at the case-study prompts  and  instructions.  Choose one category and develop a slide-deck.

    1. Design
    2. Marketing/Merchandising
    3. Marketing analytics
    4. Supply chain

2. Open the application portal where you'll take an eligibility quiz and later upload your slide deck. Take your eligibility quiz by May 1.  Be sure to open the portal as soon as possible so that you receive important information and updates from the foundation. 

3. 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.

4. Get feedback on your slide deck. Be sure to ask faculty in your field as well as peers for feedback. 

5. Work with Emily Smith to transmit final materials to the YMA FSF national selection committee. 

Selection Process

    • The format of the case studies is a slide deck presentation
    • The rubric which will be used to score the business case studies is as follows: 50% Creativity and Feasibility, 30% Research, 15% Clarity, and 5% Format.  The rubric for design and product development case studies will be 60% Creativity and Feasibility, 20% Research, 15% Clarity, and 5% Format)

Last year's awarded cases were featured in a digital showcase,  Please take a look at these examples, but please 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!


Service Agreement

If awarded a YMA FSF Scholarship, recipients are strongly advised to participate in a summer internship.

Contact Information

Emily Smith

Assistant Director

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


FAX: 206-616-4389