The IFDA Educational Foundation, which this year celebrates its 70th anniversary, will award $12,500 in scholarship funding this year to seven students whose focus includes interior design, furniture design or marketing.
IFDA's New York chapter members at a recent event at the NY Now market
Shares Linda Mariani, the foundation’s director of scholarships and grants: “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.”
Here’s a rundown of the scholarships, courtesy of the International Furnishings and Design Association:
IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship ($1,500)
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.
Part-Time Student Scholarship ($1,500)
Awarded to a degree-seeking undergraduate currently enrolled part time in a continuing interior design or related program at an accredited institution.
IFDA Student Member Scholarship ($2,000)
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.
The Vercille Voss IFDA Graduate Student Scholarship ($2,000)
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.
The Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship ($3,000)
Available to any currently enrolled full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate design major specializing in residential wood and/or upholstered furniture design.
Tricia LeVangie Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship ($1,500)
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.
Window Fashion Certified Professionals Fast Track Scholarship (one full $1,000 registration)
Awarded to a student seeking workroom or design certification, is open to anyone enrolled in an interior design (or related) program at a two- or three-year institution.
Applications close March 31.