Stephens College Fashion Scholarship
Students interested in majoring in Fashion are invited to apply for a $20,000 Fashion scholarship at Stephens College. The scholarship is $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years based on specific academic criteria.
To be considered, students must complete the online scholarship application form and submit a portfolio that includes:
1. A cover letter explaining what you have done in Fashion so far and what you would like to do in Fashion at Stephens. Please indicate how you see yourself making a contribution to the fashion industry over the next 5-7 years. You will need to make reference to at least two successful fashion leaders in your own self-definition of fashion success.
2. Think about the ways in which global current events (issues such as economics, politics, the environment, technology, ethics) are affecting fashion and fashion consumers. Using the factors described, please forecast what women will be wearing in two years. You may do this in a variety of formats; choose one from the list below:
a. A storyboard/trend board*
b. A group of 4 fashion designs on female figures. Provide front and back views of the garments in color.*
c. An essay that clearly uses your research and applies it to a descriptive analysis of the question. Your essay will be 2-3 pages, double-spaced, cited, 12 pt. font with 1” margins and in “.doc” format.
* All visual entries will be accompanied by a 1-2 page paper explaining your thought process and choices. This short paper is double-spaced, 12 pt. font with 1“ margins and in “.doc” format.
Students must apply and be accepted to Stephens College unconditionally to receive the scholarship. Submissions must be received by January 13th at 11:59 p.m. CST. The scholarship will be awarded to three recent high school graduates entering Stephens College in Fall. Students may not receive more than one program scholarship and are thus encouraged to submit for only one academic program scholarship competition.
The Fashion faculty will judge all entries and determine the recipients. The recipients will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship, renewable each academic year. Additional scholarships may be available based on entries received. The recipient and all applicants will be notified by January 27th.
The scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s account each year, one-half in the Fall Semester and one-half in the Spring Semester. To renew the scholarship, the student must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average at Stephens and declare a major in the School of Fashion & Design.