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Top 21 Fashion Scholarships in January 2023
Have a passion for fashion? Then look no further – we have an amazing list of the top fashion scholarships to help you pursue your dreams. Whether planning on attending a fashion school or instead pursuing a fashion major at a four-year university, we have scholarships available for you.
Keep on reading to learn more about these scholarships and take a role in designing your future.
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- Top fashion scholarships
- How to win fashion scholarships
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Top 21 Fashion Scholarships in January 2023
The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:
- The scholarship requires a fee to apply
- The scholarship requires paid membership in an organization (with certain exceptions for reputable trade organizations and others)
- Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
- The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
- The scholarship website has many grammatical errors and/or advertisements
- The scholarship or scholarship providing organization seem untrustworthy
- There is no evidence the scholarship was previously awarded
- The scholarship has not been awarded in the past 12 months
- There is no available contact information
If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!
* There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.
$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, community college and graduate students.
$2,000 Nitro College Scholarship – No Essay
Easy scholarship open to all high school, college, community and graduate students.
$25,000 No Essay Scholarship
Open to high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.
“Follow Your Own Path” Essay Scholarship
Open to all postsecondary students, regardless of the type of training/education they are pursuing.
“Outstanding Undergraduate” Essay Scholarship
Open to current undergraduates at four-year universities in the U.S.
Gucci Changemakers North America Scholarship
Offered by Gucci
Open to current and incoming college students who will be studying design, marketing, art, film, communications, or other creative fields.
Two Ten Footwear Foundation College Scholarship
Offered by Two Ten Footwear Foundation
Open to U.S. footwear employees and their children who need help affording a college education.
CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship
Offered by Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Open to African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in visual arts.
CSA Stella Blum Student Research Grant
Offered by Costume Society of America
Open to CSA members currently attending university who propose a project in the field of North American costume.
The Joe Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in Fashion and Retailing
Offered by Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Open to college upperclassmen interested in careers in fashion merchandising, retailing, or marketing.
This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.Jan 26, 2024
$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship
Easy scholarship open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.
FSF Case Study Scholarship
Offered by Fashion Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior (graduating this upcoming spring) enrolled in an FSF member school.
This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.Oct 17, 2023
GUESS Scholars Program
Offered by Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Open to high school graduates, college transfers, and current students planning on attending FIDM this upcoming academic year.
This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.Jun 30, 2023
Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
Offered by Duck Tape
Open to high school students who submit prom outfits made out of Duck brand duct tape.
LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship
Offered by Against The Grain Productions
Open to Asian American and Pacific Islander college students pursuing fashion and/or graphic design degrees.
WJA Student Scholarships
Offered by Women's Jewelry Association
Open to female or female-identifying students who are currently enrolled in a jewelry, metalsmithing or watch program.
Dream in Color Grant
Offered by Women Who Create
Open to women of color pursuing a creative career or pursuing a creative project that celebrates diversity.
$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship
Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.
Niche $2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Easy scholarship from Niche open to all high school, college, and graduate students.
How to win fashion scholarships
Winning a fashion scholarship starts with a strong scholarship application! Every scholarship application is different, but common requirements include transcripts, essays, resumes, and recommendations. In the case of scholarships focused on supporting students with an artistic talent, like fashion, students may also be required to submit a portfolio of their work as part of a scholarship application.
As you work on your fashion scholarship applications, you can check out these resources to help you put together the strongest applications:
- How to start a scholarship essay
- How to write a winning scholarship essay
- How to respond to “Why do you deserve this scholarship?” prompts
- How to write a 250 word essay
- How to write a 500 word essay
Resources for students studying fashion
This nonprofit organization is focused on supporting and educating aspiring designers, especially in their college careers. There are several awards offered ranging from scholarship opportunities to mentorships and exposure. The CFDA also puts together the schedule and calendar for New York Fashion Week.
Participate in fashion nonprofit events
There are several opportunities to get involved in the fashion industry and build your resume. Some of those options include working at or going to nonprofit and charity events. Organizations like SEW Swag and the Fashion Revolution utilize clothing as a way to impact others throughout their communities. Even if you can’t get an internship position, it can still be beneficial to donate your time as a volunteer!
Start platform crash courses
While you might love to sketch your designs in your sketchbook, the digital revolution means that it’s possible to do a lot more designing online. Platforms like Adobe offer crash courses to learn important skills on using their apps as well as gain tools to visually enhance your projects.