Scholarships in Fashion Design And Illustration

Stella Blum Research Grant

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be participating in a degree program at an accredited institution, is a Costume Society of America member, and has research projects in the field of North American costume which are part of the degree requirements. Selection is based upon creativity and innovation, specific awareness of and attention to costume matters, impact on the broad field of costume, awareness of interdisciplinarity of the field, ability to successfully implement the proposed project in a timely manner, and faculty advisor recommendation.


Adele Filene Travel Award

Award: $500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a member of CSA. Award is to assist travel to CSA National Symposia to present either a juried paper or a poster.


Creative Arts Award

Award: $1,800, Deadline: October 31

Selection is based upon academic and artistic performance.


Polaire Weissman Fund for Conservation Fellowship

Award: $22,500, Deadline: January 5

Applicant must be interested in a career in costume, and have an advanced level of study in costume conservation. Selection is based upon: full resume, a statement not to exceed one thousand words, describing what the applicant expects to accomplish and how the museum's facilities can be utilized to achieve their objectives, tentative work schedule, three letters of recommendation, at least one academic, and one professional, and an official transcript.


Polaire Weissman Fund

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 3

Applicant needs to present a typed application, full resume, statement (not to exceed 1,000 words), and three letters of recommendation.


Apparel Education Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,600, Deadline: March 1


Passion for Fashion Competition

Award: $3,000, Deadline: November 19

Applicant must be a high school student with a minimum 2.O GPA who is able to fulfill all general admission and competition guidelines (guidelines differ depending on whether applicant is competing in Fashion Design or Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management).


Fashion or Apparel Design Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be enrolled in fashion or apparel design at an accredited college or university.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Award: -, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a high school senior, graduate, or college transfer student with an interest in fashion, interior design, graphic design, fashion design, visual design, or digital media.


My FIDM Fashion Club Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a high school junior or senior. Active membership in an Official FIDM Fashion Club is required. Award minimum granted to senior applicants; award maximum awarded to junior applicants.


Cache Scholarship Contest

Award: $4,500, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a high school senior with an interest in fashion. Prom contest entry form, essay about prom fashion trends, and Pinterest board about a dream career are required. Award is to attend the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM).


FIDM Fashion Club Presidential Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a high school senior and president of a FIDM Fashion Club.


FIDM Fashion Club Active Member Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a high school junior or senior who is an Official FIDM Fashion Club student member and has attended at least eight FIDM Fashion Club meetings during the academic year.


Hitched Wedding Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 30

Applicant must be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student in Canada, the U.S. or the United Kingdom. Special consideration is given to students majoring in English/creative writing, journalism, fashion or design. Applicant must write a 600- to 800-word blog post on a wedding topic.