Endeavor Design Scholarship

Funded by
Thom Gridley
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$1,865
1 winner every year
Open
Next Application Deadline
Jun 20, 2022
Next Winners Announced
Jul 20, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High School Senior/Student
Ethnicity:
Black or African
Major:
Sportswear design, footwear design, industrial design, graphic design, or related
Education Level:
Ethnicity:
Major:
High School Senior/Student
Black or African
Sportswear design, footwear design, industrial design, graphic design, or related

It is critically important that the voice of Black designers is represented in the field of Design.

The 2022 Endeavor Design Scholarship is offered in support of creating racial equity in the fields of Sportswear/Footwear, Industrial, and Graphic Design.

Requirements:

  • Scholarship reserved for Black High School students, US residents only.
  • Must be a High School Senior/Student who plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college
  • Pursuing a design-related degree; majors include: Fashion Design, Footwear Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, or related fields.

To apply, submit 7-10 photos of your portfolio. Write a brief statement about what design means to you and how a career in design would be transformational for you.

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Designer, Ambition, Purpose, Vision, Dreamer
Published March 19, 2022
$1,865
1 winner every year
Open
Next Application Deadline
Jun 20, 2022
Next Winners Announced
Jul 20, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please upload 5-7 images of your portfolio. In addition, please write a brief statement about what design means to you and how a career in design would be transformational for you.

100–250 words

Winning Application

Mya S
Savannah College of Art and DesignGermantown, TN
I have had a passion for fashion for as long as I can remember. I began teaching myself to sew at 14, since then, my skills have continued to improve. At a young age, my mother instilled in me the importance of being an entrepreneur. I now have a custom clothing line, Signature Struts, that specializes in prom and evening wear. I participated in my first fashion week in 2019. I won in my category that year and from that point, I knew this was something I was called to do. Being an artist is the most important aspect of my life. I express myself through all of my designs. I hope to one day open a boutique for Signature Struts. I see my designs at events such as Met Gala, Bet Awards, Oscars, Emmys and the Golden Globes. The fashion industry is flawed in many ways. For years, models of darker complexions have been overlooked. My artistic gift is different from the rest as I will use Signature Struts to showcase women of various shapes, sizes and complexions, showing society that there is no such thing as a beauty standard. Once I graduate, a long term goal of mine is to one day have my own tv show similar to Project Runway. I want my show to be centered around minority designers in efforts to help them get the exposure they need to succeed as a business. I feel that doing this will create change for the future generations.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 20, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jul 20, 2022.