Scholarships in Industrial Design

Rome Prize Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for at least three years at the time of application.


Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must submit slide portfolio and letters of support.


Gianninoto Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must submit slide portfolio and letters of support.


David H. Liu Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Product Design

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must submit slide portfolio and letters of support.


National Student Design Competition

Award: $12,000, Deadline: December 21

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate industrial design student enrolled in a degree program at any college/university in the United States. Applicant must design a houseware product that meets a current consumer need or create a concept for a future product.


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.


Eric Shea Van Scoten Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Award: $700, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in industrial design and demonstrated financial need.


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.


James Dyson Award

Award: $15,886, Deadline: August 2

Applicant must be a current student or a student who graduated within the past four years who is majoring in/majored in product design, industrial design, or engineering. Applicant must have studied in one of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Minimum award amount in British Pounds is #1,000 and maximum is #10,000.


Design Grant

Award: $4,000, Deadline: December 16

To apply for one of the two student scholarship grants, applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in an art or design program. To apply for the one open grant, anyone may apply, with the exclusion of those applying for student grant (alumni and other majors are welcome).


Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: July 30

Applicant must be pursuing a design-oriented degree full-time at an accredited college/university. Must create own design with software of choice.


Recycling Research Foundation's National Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicants must be pursuing a graduate level degree, be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The program is open to those seeking a graduate degree in a program that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole. The industry itself is both labor and mechanically intensive as scrap processors take old and new metals, paper, rubber, plastic, glass and more, and sort it into established grades which are highly sought after by manufacturers. The challenges of recycling on the scale of 200 billion pounds a year has given rise to new and innovative technologies as the recycling industry adapts to an ever changing marketplace of goods.