SCHOLARSHIPS

GEOFFREY BEENE NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
30K

UNDERWRITER OF THE ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER AND CONTRIBUTOR OF OVER $4.5 MILLION TO THE ORGANIZATION, THE GEOFFREY BEENE FOUNDATION OFFERS FOUR $30,000 SCHOLARSHIPS ANNUALLY TO THE MOST QUALIFIED AND DESERVING YMA FSF SCHOLARS.

Each member school can submit one nominee, who is then required to complete the Geoffrey Beene case study for the YMA FSF Scholarship Committee's review. Eight finalists are chosen to come to New York City to present their case study to the YMA FSF Executive Committee. Four winners are chosen and are announced just days later at the annual awards dinner. These winners are awarded an additional $30,000 scholarship grants. The remaining four finalists receive an additional $10,000 scholarship award.

Jim Edleman scholarship
10K

Underwritten by Macy's, the Jim Edelman scholarship is a $10,000 prize annually to a Wharton business student who, in the honor of its founder, demonstrates a passionate commitment to the retail industry.

YMA FSF SCHOLARSHIPS
5K

THE YMA FSF REGARDS ITS SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS AS A VERY WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY, AND SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1971, HAS AWARDED OVER $7 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO MORE THAN 800 STUDENTS NATIONWIDE.

Scholarships are available only to students from YMA FSF member schools, which range from design-focused schools to business-oriented universities across the U.S. Scholarships are awarded based entirely on merit, taking into consideration the applicants' GPAs, the completion of a case study project, a personal essay detailing their aspirations, job experience, community service and how the scholarship money would be spent, and a phone or in-person interview with a YMA FSF Ambassador.

Following the rigorous selection process, $5,000 scholarships are awarded to the top candidates, which has previously totaled to about 100 students each year.