Design*Sponge Offering $10,000 in Scholarship for Design Students (Deadline is Dec. 8)

Looking for creative ways to pay for your design education? The 2010 Design*Sponge Scholarship is intended to assist art and design students in the pursuit of their creative endeavors through financial support.

This year, thanks to Glos and Room & Board, Design*Sponge will be awarding $10,000 in financial awards, to be divided between four winners in amounts of:

Undergraduate Student Awards: 1st Place ($2,500), 2nd Place ($1,500), 3rd Place ($750), and 4th Place ($250)

Graduate Student Awards: 1st Place ($2,500) 2nd Place ($1,500) 3rd Place ($750) 4th Place ($250)

In addition, Glos will be giving all finalists (undergraduate and graduate) the opportunity to develop a collection of creative surface coverings to be sold through Glos! (Any students participating in these collections will retain ownership of their work and will be paid for the licensing of their designs).

Entry Requirements are as follows:

  • All entrants must be currently enrolled (proof of enrollment is required) in an full-time undergraduate or graduate program studying design or art.
  • Areas of study: product/furniture design, fine art (including illustration), graphic/pattern/surface design, textiles, ceramics, architecture and interior design. Unfortunately Design*Sponge does not cover fashion or jewelry design so these fields will not be included. For help finding other scholarships click here and here.
  • Location: this year we are expanding the entries to include the U.S. and all international students! Please note: all payments will be awards in U.S. dollars.

TO ENTER: all entrants must complete the The 2010 Scholarship Application Here.

DEADLINE: All applications must be completed (including any proof of enrollment requirements and portfolio links/attachments) by Wednesday, December 8th at 11:59 PM EST. FINALISTS will be announced the week of December 15th followed by a week of voting. Voting will close and winners being announced the following week.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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