Our mission is to create consistent platforms that engage the best and the brightest students who are interested in joining the world of fashion. Those platforms include interesting and inspiring case studies, engaging networking events with industry leaders and Alumni scholars, support in finding internships, while always looking for new and innovative ways to add value to the students.
It is our goal to attract and facilitate the entry of the best and brightest students into the fashion industry; therefore scholarships are solely merit based and you must be nominated by your school in order to apply.
If selected for a YMA FSF Scholarship, students will be highly encouraged to participate in an exclusive YMA FSF Summer Internship Program.
All scholarships will be awarded at the annual Awards Dinner on January 12th, in New York City.
Qualifying students must be enrolled as full-time students at one of the YMA FSF MEMBER SCHOOLS.
Eligible students must be a current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior. Please note seniors graduating in fall cannot compete for the scholarship.
Overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or above in a 4.0 G.P.A. system (official transcript to be submitted).
Majors closely aligned to the fashion industry, including, but not limited to: advertising, communications, consumer science, apparel design, graphic design, economics, fiber science, finance, information technology, management, marketing, merchandising, retail studies, supply chain management, etc.
Students must have a desire and passion to enter the Fashion Industry.
Only one previous year $5,000 YMA FSF scholarship winner from each school is eligible for the Geoffrey Beene Scholarship and must be nominated by his or her school to be considered.
Contact the school educator listed on the MEMBER SCHOOLS page. He or she can confirm your eligibility and establish your login for our online application website. You will also be given a case study that you will need to complete and submit with your application.
Work with your educator to make sure the application and case study is completed correctly.
Submit your application, case study, resume, and official transcript by due date and make sure that your educator takes the final step of approving your submission.
Why should you apply for the FSF scholarship?
- $5,000 scholarship check payable to YOU
- Scholarship money can be applied to any educational expense such as tuition, summer housing for an internship, study abroad program, senior collection, etc.
- Scholarship winners are invited to attend the annual January Awards Gala in New York City. Complimentary hotel and travel reimbursements provided.
- Winners will have access to internship opportunities through YMA FSF partner companies.
- Each scholarship recipient is strategically matched to an industry executive who will serve as their mentor during the year of the award.
- Winners are eligible to join the YMA FSF Alumni Association to grow their professional network.
- One $5,000 scholarship winner from each member school will compete the following year for the Geoffrey Beene National Merit Scholarship which awards four $30,000 and four $10,000 scholarships.