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Foundation | Past Scholarship Winners

2023 Scholarship Winners

2023 David Barrett Memorial Scholarship

Aleksandra Tolovikova

University of California, Berkeley

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Aleksandra Tolovikova

Tolovikova received her bachelor's in architecture and master’s in architecture from the Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia, in 2013. After graduation, she spent several weeks in Auckland, New Zealand, having an experience in international studying. In the fall of 2013, Aleksandra joined the "Project 2.0" company in her hometown as a designer. Working on numerous projects of different types, including historical renovations, workplaces, hospitality, and residential design, she obtained a project manager position over several years. Tolovikova moved to the United States in 2018, and started to try her hand at a foreign design market. Joining the "Kattenburg Architects" in September 2018, she worked on residential renovations getting familiar with local industry and codes. In 2021 Aleksandra decided to upgrade her educational level and applied for the UC Berkeley Extension Certificate program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture. Aleksandra is planning to graduate in December of 2023, and she is thrilled to receive knowledge, be a part of the professional community, and be a student member of ASID and IIDA. Aleksandra participates in student design competitions, and her recent achievement is the Grand Prize in the residential category of the 2022 Emerging Professionals Design Competition by Dunn-Edwards.

2023 Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates Students

Joshua Protil

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Joshua Protil

Protil is a third-year student at Virginia Tech pursuing a bachelor’s in interior design with a minor in pathways to sustainability. Before studying interior design, Protil studied architecture for two years, where he learned about the craft of design and the impact of interior environments. Here is where he developed a passion for curating discovery and focusing on how people can interact with space. This past fall semester, one of his collaborative studio projects was selected as a program finalist for the one-week, 2023 IDEC student competition. Last Spring, Protil was recognized with a scholarship for exemplary interior design studio work during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 academic year, and most recently, was awarded the Studio Design Excellence Award for outstanding work during the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 academic year. Protil is passionate about enriching human experiences and investing his time and energy into creative solutions, and his projects reflect his initiative: to develop an elevated human experience by immersing the senses that turn the power of architecture into the empowerment of people.

2023 Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Soorin Chung

George Washington University

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Soorin Chung

As an interdisciplinary designer, Chung is passionate about enhancing people's quality of life through empathetic design. With a master’s in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master’s in design from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chung brings a diverse skill set and experiences to her work. Chung’s work as an art therapy intern at the New Horizon Center for Children with Autism and time at the Diamond Headache Clinic inspired her work to design devices and spaces that suit specific needs. For her thesis project in Industrial Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chung designed supportive therapeutic spaces, such as a relaxation pod, to address the mental health and well-being of university students on campuses. She is currently pursuing a master’s in interior architecture at George Washington University, with her capstone project focusing on designing a kindergarten for children with autism.

2022 Scholarship Winners

2022 Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates Students

Yanina Santos, Student ASID

Fashion Institute of Technology

2022 Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Nastaran Hashemi

Texas Tech University

2021 Scholarship Winners

2021 Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates Students

(Sabrina) Seoyun Bae

B.F.A. Interior Design Student

Savannah College of Art and Design

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(Sabrina) Seoyun Bae

(Sabrina) Seoyun Bae is a collaborative, strategy-oriented senior interior design student at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Committed to creating purposeful and functional interior solutions, Bae aims for human-centered design by utilizing research, innovation, and functionality to benefit the community as a whole. The artistry of understanding the client’s story, diligently finding balance and depth, and adding the right components within those layers creates a unique experience, and contributing to the clients' health, safety, and welfare is what excites her most.

2021 Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Juyong Song

Graduate Student

Savannah College of Art and Design

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Juyong Song

Juyong Song is an interior design graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and was recently selected as one of this year’s top 50 graduating students from Metropolis Magazine’s 2021 Future 100 competition. She received a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Duksung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. Song is currently working on her MFA graduate thesis on a sustainable healthcare environment and the application of an integrated care model. Her areas of research include creating a new prototype for an integrated-care model in outpatient settings, and interactive medical space design for facilitating autonomy in medical decision-making for patients and physicians.

2020 Scholarship Winners

2020 Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates Students

Madelyn Holliday, Allied ASID

Undergraduate Student

Virginia Tech

BS in Interior Design

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Madelyn Holliday, Allied ASID

Madelyn Holliday is a senior at Virginia Tech. She will be graduating with Honors with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design in May 2020. During her college years, she discovered a new interest in networking, serving as a Student Ambassador for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, acting as a guide and providing insight to prospective students interested in the college. She also spent two years as the Speaker Chair for Virginia Tech’s ASID Student Chapter, Interior Designers for Education and Sustainability (IDEAS), responsible for organizing events and inviting industry professionals from around the country to come speak at a weekly interior design lecture series on campus. Madelyn was recently awarded Outstanding Senior 2020 for the Virginia Tech interior design program. She traveled to Seattle last February as a Finalist in the ASID Student Portfolio Competition, earned Honorable Mention in the Steelcase NEXT Student Design Competition, and was a Studio Finalist in the Bienenstock Design Competition. Aside from design-related activities, Madelyn is a member of Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society and Zeta Tau Alpha women’s fraternity. Madelyn was also named to the Dean’s List every semester of her four years at Virginia Tech.

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2020 Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Cynthia Andujar, Student ASID

Graduate Student

Chatham University

Master of Interior Architecture

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Cynthia Andujar, Student ASID

Cynthia Andujar is a graduate student in the Master of Interior Architecture program at Chatham University. She was previously an engineer, and felt most fulfilled when collaborating with end users. She transitioned into design when she realized she wanted to design for more than just function. Cynthia decided to bridge her technical knowledge with her passion for the arts to better serve people and the environment. Cynthia was born in Peru, attended French school in Montreal, and learned English formally in Alabama – her diverse background gave her a multi-cultural approach and a deep understanding of  inequality and discrimination, lessons she carries with her in her designs, work approach, and personal advocacy. She aims to be a WELL accredited designer, utilizing evidence based design and research to prove the importance of design. 

2019 Scholarship Winners

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates Students

Emily Rayna Shaw

Endicott College

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Seammala Sun

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2018 Scholarship Winners

Cheng Wei Chiang

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Leah Stoner

Drexel University

2017 Scholarship Winners

Natalie Boverman, Student ASID

University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Gabriela Sarzynski

New York School of Interior Design

2016 Scholarship Winners

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates Students

Sarah Treutel

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Paola Oliveras

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2015 Scholarship Winners

Paris Alizadeh

University of Georgia

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Students Rachita B. Patel, Student ASID

Fluor University of Mumbai

2014 Scholarship Winners

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates Students

Julie Nabiullina

Fashion Institute of Technology

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Mary Katherine Crouch, ASID, CID, LEED AP

Florida State University

2013 Scholarship Winners

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates Students

John Botello, Student ASID

Texas Tech University

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Christina Donaldson

MFA Interior Design Candidate at the University of North Texas

2012 Scholarship Winners

David Barrett Memorial Scholarship

Philip Gill

University of California, Los Angeles

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates Students

Laura Colagrande, Student ASID

Virginia Commonwealth University

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Stephanie Rodriguez

Parsons, The New School

2011 Scholarship Winners

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates Students

Chelsea Lawrence

Colorado State University

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Kendra Locklear

University of Texas