Jefferson students are once again proving that nothing, not even a global pandemic, can stop them from pursuing their dream. In a semester where students faced challenges with hybrid learning, changing social dynamics, and public health circumstances, 23 Jefferson design students went above and beyond to apply for the 2020 Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF). Each year, this organization awards over $1.2M in scholarships to students looking to pursue careers in all areas of the fashion industry.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and changing financial situations, FSF changed their scholarship format slightly this year to accommodate more financial aid. Scholarship monetary prizes increased from $5,000 to $7,500, and were awarded under two titles: the FSF Scholarship and the “Post-Modern” Scholarship. Of the over 650 applications recieved nationwide, 100 students were awarded the FSF Scholarship, and 20 students were awarded the “Post-Modern” Scholarship from Virgil Abloh, Creative director for menswear at Louis Vuitton and influential designer behind the popular label, Off-White. At Jefferson, 4 students were awards the FSF scholarship and another 4 awarded the “Post-Modern Scholarship.” Congratulations to all the students that participated in this year’s scholarship competition!
For a list of all the scholarship winners and links to their projects and contact info, please see here.
2020 Jefferson FSF Scholarship Winners:
Emily Miller – Fashion Merchandising and Managment
Claire Puhalski- Fashion Design
Hannah Holton- Fashion Design
Kinley Lingenfelter- Fashion Design *her 3rd FSF win!
2020 Jefferson “Post-Modern” Scholarship Winners:
Rubye Flowers- Fashion Design
Tiana McCarthy- Fashion Design
D’vyne Gattis- Fashion Design
Desiree Smith- Industrial Design