To advance the fashion industry by encouraging gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business, ensuring the industry will continue to attract dedicated, capable and creative individuals.


As the premier educational fashion non-profit in the United States, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) seeks to identify and create career opportunities for young people worldwide.  We grant the single largest sum of money and total number of scholarships in the entire fashion community, supplementing financial support with a rich curriculum of comprehensive, industry-leading programs for scholars, offering hands-on experience with the world's top fashion companies and most influential leaders. 

 Our Impact: 2019 by the Numbers

Our Impact: 2017 by the numbers - more than 240 individual and corporate sponsors donated, raising close to $4,000,000 for the future leaders of fashion, and providing 237 enterprising young people with scholarships and pathway into the fashion industry


Supporters of the Fashion Scholarship Fund all share one common belief – they believe in the value of education.  Thanks to generous contributions we receive worldwide from individual donors, corporate sponsorships, grants, endowments, and fundraising events hosted throughout the year, we are able to continue to foster great young talent to be the future leaders of the fashion industry.  

Learn more about what your tax-deductible contribution means for the future of fashion today.