IFDA’s Educational Foundation Announces Design Student Scholarships for 2024

Applications will be accepted between March 1 and March 31, 2024 for nine scholarships from the Educational Foundation (EF) of IFDA, the International Furnishings and Design Association. Since the early years of this 77-year-old global design industry alliance, arguably the most diverse organization of its kind with membership that includes designers, media and marketers, EF has awarded scholarships to high-achieving design students as well as grants to talented professionals, internationally. This year there are nine scholarships available for a total of $20,500.

“These scholarships confirm our belief in supporting today’s students and enhancing public awareness of design through educational and philanthropic programs,” said Stephanie Graham, Chairman of the Board of the Educational Foundation of IFDA. “Students are our future.”

Applicants must be currently enrolled and scholarships are paid to the school for the 2024 fall semester tuition. Applicants are not eligible to apply if their graduation date is either the spring or summer semester of 2024. Scholarships are for undergraduate and graduate students attending U.S. institutions and all applications must be in English.

The nine scholarships are as follows:

FBN Leaders Commemorative Scholarship — $3,000. Open to currently enrolled interior design or related program, full-time undergraduate students; extra credit for volunteer work/leadership.

Part-Time Student Scholarship — $1,500. Open to currently enrolled interior design or related program, part-time students.

IFDA Student Member Scholarship — $2,000. Open to currently enrolled interior design or related program, full-time undergraduate IFDA student members. Link to join IFDA: https://ifda.com/join-ifda/.

Vercille Voss IFDA Graduate Student Scholarship — $2,000. Open to currently enrolled interior design or related program, full- or part-time graduate students.

Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship — $4,000. Open to currently enrolled, full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate students with a course emphasis on Furniture Design.

Tricia LeVangie Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship — $1,500. Open to currently enrolled interior design or related program, full- or part-time undergraduate students.

Barbara Beckmann Textile Design Scholarship — $3,000. Open to currently enrolled full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students with course emphasis on Textile Design.

IFDA Philadelphia Scholarship — $2,500. Open to currently enrolled, two-, three- or four-year interior design or related program students. Focus rotates annually between design in Textile, Graphic, Furniture and Interior Design. This year’s focus is Furniture Design.

Window Fashion Certified Professionals Fast Track Scholarship One Full Registration — $1,000. Open to currently enrolled, two-, three- of four-year interior design or related program students.

As stated, applications for all 2023 EF scholarships will only be accepted during the month of March, with winners promised notification in July. For details, please consult the Educational Foundation website www.ifdaef.org. Or for answers to specific questions about these or any of EF’s other scholarships and grants, contact Earline Feldman, Director of Scholarships & Grants, at ef.ifda@tapestries.org or 770-378-7221.

IFDA Educational Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501©(3) organization. It’s nine scholarships support both full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of interior, green/sustainable, product and textile design. In addition, 10 grants support professional development opportunities for IFDA members and other design industry professionals as well as needed resources for design schools. Visit instagram.com/ifdaef/ and facebook.com/ifda.educational.foundation/