ASID Foundation Announces $12k Scholarship

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Autumn Conrad, ASID, (202) 675-2341


Foundation now accepting applications for David Barrett Memorial Scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2011) | The ASID Foundation announces the introduction of a new $12,000 student scholarship.  Awarded biannually, the David Barrett Memorial Scholarship recognizes an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student’s work that demonstrates a continuing interest and ability in utilizing classical designs and traditional materials, inclusive of furniture and fabrics.

The scholarship is open to all full-time students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate or graduate study majoring in interior design at an accredited college or university. Both ASID members and nonmembers are encouraged to apply.

For entry, all applicants must submit a personal statement, letter of recommendation, prepared design portfolio featuring 8 -12 design components with a written description detailing how classical designs and traditional materials are used in each design component. 

How to Apply:
Deadline:  December 1, 2011
Application Process:
•    Complete online application at
•    Email the following additional application materials to
•    Prepared Design Portfolio (PDF)
•    Official Transcript
•    Letter of Recommendation
•    Headshot for Marketing Efforts (300 dpi in jpeg or gif format)

Transcripts and letters of recommendation can also be mailed to the ASID Foundation. All materials must be postmarked December 1, 2011.
ASID Foundation
Attn: David Barrett Memorial Scholarship
608 Massachusetts Ave., NE 
Washington, DC 20002

Finalist and Winners: The ASID Foundation will review all submissions and a select winner based on the stated criteria. The decision of the jury process will be final. All entrants will be notified of their status by mail in January 2012. Award payment will be made directly to the student. Winners will be recognized publicly through a variety of print and electronic media. The ASID Foundation holds the right not to award the scholarship if no applicants meet the required criteria.

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

 The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

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