If you're reading this you probably know how hard it is to break into the fashion industry. So we're happy to report that Teen Vogue and the CFDA are teaming up to help aspiring young fashionistas to follow their dream. The CFDA/Teen Vogue scholarship will be announced in the May issue will be an annual program that will aid students seeking Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at one of 16 participating 4-year colleges, universities, and design schools in the United States.
To apply, students must be U.S. citizens in their junior year of high school applying to one of the 16 approved design schools in the first semester of their senior year. Each applicant must submit an essay and “mood board” which illustrates his/her ideas or inspiration, and provides insight into their particular design aesthetic and goals for an education in fashion design.
Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of industry experts, CFDA members, and Teen Vogue editors. The winners will be announced at Teen Vogue’s second-annual “Fashion U” education weekend, October 26—28 in New York City. The scholarships will then be applied to the tuitions and fees of the recipients’ chosen school for fall semester 2008.