Scholarships & Grants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At ASID, we know education matters. That’s why the ASID Foundation, in partnership with our Industry Partners, provides a number of annual scholarships and grant opportunities available to expand research and knowledge around the impact of interior design on behavior, health, and well-being. 

ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarships

Sponsored by:
Dora Brahms Fund, Mabelle Wilhelmina Boldt Fund, Yale R. Burge Fund, Raymond Kennedy Fund, Ethel Siegelman Fund, Alan Lucas Fund

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates

Award: $4,000
Application Period: March – April 2017

The Legacy Scholarship is open to all students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year accredited program of interior design. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. The jury will evaluate entries on academic record, presentation skills, design and planning competency, and conceptual creativity.

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Application Requirements

  • Personal Essay (1000 word maximum)
    The ASID Foundation believes that interior design positively transforms environments in ways that improve human outcomes. As an interior designer, how will you embrace and advance the professional trend to positively impact health and well-being in your anticipated area of design practice?
  • Transcript or Proof of Enrollment
  • Design Portfolio
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Biographical Statement
  • Headshot

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Award: $4,000
Application Period: March – April 2017

The ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in or have been accepted for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at an accredited university. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. Applicants must write an essay on the following subject:

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Application Requirements

  • Personal Essay (1000 word maximum)
    The ASID Foundation believes that interior design positively transforms environments in ways that improve human outcomes. As an interior designer, how will you embrace and advance the professional trend to positively impact health and well-being in your anticipated area of design practice?
  • Transcript or Proof of Enrollment
  • Design Portfolio
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Biographical Statement
  • Headshot

Irene Winifred Eno Grant

Award: $5,000
Application Period: March – April 2017

The Irene Winifred Eno Grant provides financial assistance to individuals or groups developing an educational program(s) or project that is dedicated to health, safety, and welfare. This grant will be evaluated on the strength of the project proposal, budget, promotion plan, and expected outcome.

The grant is open to students, educators, interior design practitioners, institutions, and an interior design related group.

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Application Requirements

  • Abstract (250 word maximum)
  • Explanation of how the funds will be used (500 word maximum)
  • Explanation of what the program will deliver and produce (1000 word maximum)
  • Promotion Plan (1000 word maximum)
  • Biographical Statement
  • Headshot

Joel Polsky Prize

Award: $5,000
Application Period: March – April 2017

Given annually, the Joel Polsky Prize recognizes outstanding academic contributions to interior design through print or digital communication. This year the ASID Foundation is seeking submissions focusing on the impact of design on health and wellness. Submissions should address the needs of the public, designers, and students on topics such as, educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects. Types of entries can include, but are not limited to, books, whitepapers, blogs, and videos. Entries will be judged on innovation of subject matter, comprehensive and original coverage of topic, organization, graphic presentation, bibliography, and references.

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Application Requirements

  • Description of the publication or visual communication (250 word maximum)
  • Copy of Publication or Visual Communication
  • Biographical Statement
  • Headshot

Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award

Award: $5,000
Application Period: March – April 2017

The Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding interior design research project or thesis project conducted by an undergraduate or graduate student. This project or thesis should be related to wellness and design. Research papers or theses should address such topics as educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects. Entries will be judged on quality of content, breadth of material, comprehensive coverage of topic, innovative subject matter, bibliography, and references.

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Application Requirements

  • Abstract (250 word maximum)
  • Thesis, Dissertation or Research Project
  • Transcript  
  • Biographical Statement
  • Headshot

David Barrett Memorial Scholarship

Award: $12,000
Application Period: November – December 2017

The David Barrett Memorial Scholarship is given biennially to recognize an outstanding undergraduate or graduate students work demonstrating a continuing interest and ability in utilizing classical designs and traditional materials, including furniture and fabrics.

Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Design Portfolio
  • Portfolio Statement
  • Transcript
  • Biographical Statement
  • Headshot

Daltile Annual Scholarship

Application Period: July – September 2017

Daltile, in partnership with ASID offers $27,500 in annual scholarships to deserving students who have entered their solution to a design challenge that demonstrates the impact of design. 

See the 2016 Daltile Scholarship Winner