ASID Foundation Announces 2012 Scholarships and Awards

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Open to ASID members and non-member design professionals and students

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 6, 2011)The American Society of Interior Designers Foundation (ASID Foundation) is inviting interior design students and professionals to apply for six awards and scholarships totaling $23,000. Open to both ASID members and non-members, the awards and scholarships range from monetary awards for contributions to the profession, to scholarships for all levels of students.

Awards and scholarships programs, which have no application fee, have been a part of the ASID Foundation since its founding in 1975. This year's awards and scholarships are $5,000 each:

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

The Joel Polsky Prize recognizes outstanding academic contributions to the discipline of interior design through literature or visual communication. Entries should address the needs of the public, designers and students on such topics as educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory or other technical subjects.

The Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award is given annually by the ASID Educational Foundation to recognize an outstanding undergraduate or graduate students interior design research or thesis project. Research papers or doctoral and master's theses should address such interior design topics as educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory or other technical subjects.

Legacy Scholarships
The Foundations Annual Legacy Scholarships award $4,000 each for one undergraduate and one graduate student.

The Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates is open to all students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year program of interior design.

The ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship for Graduates is open to students who are enrolled in or have applied for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at a degree-granting institution.

All applications are due by March 12, 2012. Criteria and applications can be accessed online at:

The esteemed committee for this year's scholarship awards includes Julie Schulte, ASID, principal and founder of Schulte Design Associates, Inc. and member of the Florida State University Interior Design Advisory Board; Jill Pable, Associate Professor of Interior Design, Florida State University; Drew McGukin, ASID, principal and founder of Drew McGukin Interiors in New York; Dita Domonkos, Allied ASID, principal and founder of DD Design in Jacksonville, Florida; and John Czarnecki, editor in chief of Contract magazine.

About ASID Foundation
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

About ASID
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 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more at


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