The following article was originally published in Home Textiles Today on May 9, 2023. We are grateful to our industry partners for recognizing the determination and potential of our amazing students. Congratulations to all six students who won a scholarship.
The scholarship recipients were chosen after an interview process where they displayed their work and discussed their status in the program. The six winners are equally divided into three categories: two students in Fashion Merchandising & Management, two in Fashion Design, and two in Textile Design.
Scott Goldstein, CEO of S. Lichtenberg & Co., Inc., and Jim Geise, senior account executive, presented the scholarships to the six deserving students on April 11.
“We were impressed by the quality of work and professionalism displayed by all six scholarship recipients,” said Scott Goldstein. “We believe that supporting the education of the next generation of industry professionals is essential to the continued growth and success of our industry.”
The HFPA scholarship program provides financial support to students pursuing a career in the home fashion industry. In collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University, the program aims to encourage and develop young talent, ensuring the future of the industry.
“We are delighted to partner with the HFPA on this scholarship program,” said Marcia Weiss, director of the Fashion & Textiles Futures Center at Jefferson. “The scholarships are not only a significant financial assistance to the students but also provide an opportunity for the recipients to gain industry knowledge and connections, which will be invaluable as they pursue their careers in the home fashions industry.”