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PAVE Student Aid Program


Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 15

The PAVE student aid program supports students studying retail design, interior design, architecture, visual merchandising, industrial design, and similar programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry who are experiencing financial difficulties.

The intent of this program is to provide for basic needs such as food, housing, books, tuition, health insurance, medical bills, utilities, transportation, etc.

College students interested in applying should review the guidelines below and submit a completed application, with supporting documents, through Submittable by Sunday, April 4, 2021 no later than 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.

GUIDELINES
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A) Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in the retail environments industry. (i.e. Visual Merchandising, Interior Design, Architecture and other similar programs)
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B) Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better based on a 4.0 GPA scale.
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C) Student must be a full-time student, enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
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D) A maximum of $1,500 per student will be awarded.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
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The following items must be included in your application for your request to be considered:
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A) Letter of Explanation (500 words max): A letter explaining the reason for the request. Must show a compelling need for this special aid, with a detailed explanation of your situation and anticipated use of the funds .
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B) Work Sample (1-2 pages max): Highlights of your most recent work. Must be individual work, cannot be a group project.
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C) One Professional Reference: We will need a phone number and email address of your reference. Can be a professor, faculty member or an employer (including internship supervisors). References CANNOT be friends or family members.
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D) A copy of your current transcript (Official or Unofficial).
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Both merit and need-based criteria will be used when making awards. Applicants' GPA and level of need will be considered.


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