ASID Awards $21,000 in Academic Scholarships for Design Research and Education

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 17, 2013) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation has announced the recipients of its annual ASID Foundation Scholarships and Awards. Open to both ASID members and non-members, the program has been a part of the ASID Foundation since its founding in 1975. The 2013 awards and recipients are:

The Irene Winifred Eno Grant provides financial assistance to individuals or groups engaged in the creation of an educational program or an interior design research project dedicated to health, safety and welfare.

Winner: Carol Way Cisco, Allied ASID

Project: Research into the Impact of Interior Design on Disabled Veterans: Case Study Marine Sgt. Daniel

This study, by the not-for-profit interior design firm Designing for Veterans, documents the impact of evidenced-based design and universal design on the recovery rates of disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award honors an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student’s interior design research or thesis project.

Winner: Anthony (Tony) Purvis, Allied ASID, Florida State University
Project: Conflict Resolution and the Interior Built Environment: Design Considerations for Consensus Building
Second Place Winner: Hollie Sutherland, Endicott College
Project: The Lived-in Interior, Discovering the Authentic Self

The ASID Foundation also awards several Legacy Scholarship awards each year to undergraduate and graduate students of interior design. This year’s scholarship winners include:

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduate Students: 
John Botello, Student ASID, Texas Tech University
Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students: 
Christina Donaldson, University of North Texas, MFA Interior Design Candidate

For more information about ASID Foundation scholarships and awards, contact the ASID Foundation at (202) 546-3480 or via email at

 As the leading interior design organization, ASID is dedicated to progressing the profession of interior design. The ASID Foundation supports endeavors that capture and disseminate knowledge, encourage innovation, and benefit the health safety, and welfare of the public through interior design research, scholarships and education. Other ASID Foundation initiatives include CIDA’s Accreditation Process Review and REGREEN, a collaborative project with the U.S. Green Building Council. Learn more at: