The IFDA Philadelphia Scholarship is available through the IFDA Educational Foundation to a full-time, current undergraduate student, enrolled in either a two, three or four year institution. The recipient of this scholarship will have their monetary award paid directly to their educational institution; the recipient must be enrolled for the fall semester following the March 31st application deadline, in order to receive this scholarship. The scholarship will rotate among four disciplines, over four years in the following order: Furniture Design 2020, Textile Design 2021, and Graphic Design 2022, and Interior Design 2023,
In addition, the Philadelphia Chapter will provide an IFDA Student Membership for the scholarship recipient.
A) All applicants must have completed four design courses in post secondary education at the time of application and be majoring in Interior Design or a related field. The recipient of this scholarship must be enrolled for the fall semester following the March 31st application deadline, in order to receive this scholarship.
B) The completed application packet must include a transcript of course work that verifies full-time status and shows your GPA.
Application accepted each year between March 1 and emailed no later than March 31. Winner will be notified by July 1. See application form for further requirements.
Application Requirements for IFDA Student Member Scholarship
One (1) copy of:
A) A transcript from your college Registrar. Transcript should be sent with your PDF files by March 31 deadline.
And one copy of each of the following:
A) The completed Application Form.
B) A 200-400 word essay explaining your long- and short-term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field.
C) Two-three different examples of your original furniture design work. Emailed digital color PDF files.
D) Letter of Recommendation from an instructor/professor on official school stationery