Monday, August 2, 2010

GWFCC Project FUNDway Scholarship Fund

$5,000 Scholarship Opportunities Available for DC, MD, and VA High School Seniors or College Students Pursuing Careers in the Fashion Industry

June 21, 2010 – (Washington, DC) – DC Fashion Foundation, the education and training division of the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC), announced today that they are now accepting applications for “The Project FUNDway” scholarship program.

“The Project FUNDway” scholarship program is available to assist young men and women for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of fashion design. Eligible students must demonstrate academic promise, a strong interest in fashion design, merchandising, business of fashion or marketing, and show financial need. Maggy Fran├žois, Vice President of Education and Training Division for GWFCC, stated that “educating our youth through design is an important investment in their futures. We must encourage our young people to dream beyond the stars, because there is so much passion in fashion; and with our support, we can help someone achieve that dream.”

Three final applicants will be selected based on style, individuality and quality, and invited to compete at “The Project FUNDway” runway competition, where their collections will be featured and modeled by “Top Models." The competition will be judged by an expert panel representing all facets of the fashion industry.
The winner will receive, but is not limited to a(n):

•1st place scholarship is up to $5,000. There will be a second & third place award that will allow students to attend the school of your choice. (Scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, books, and most supplies)

•Scholarship recipients will receive internship with reputable DC based design company and private portfolio consultation

•Video portfolio/documentary by reputible media company

•Free one year membership to GWFCC

•Press Acknowledgment

Application postmark deadline is Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

For more information go here

(All info via GWFCC website)