2017 Geoffrey beene National scholarship award finalists

The 2017 Geoffrey Beene Case Study focused on the future of sustainability within the mass market.  Scholars were challenged to design a product for a mass retailer of their choosing that adheres to said retailer’s sustainable business objectives while remaining consistent with the retail price range of comparable products in the store.  Eight Geoffrey Beene Finalists will present to a panel of judges from the YMA FSF Board of Governors who will determine which four Scholars will be awarded the prestigious $10,000 GB scholarship and which four Scholars will be awarded $30,000 GB scholarship at the 2017 Awards Gala January 12th.  

Get to know our 8 Geoffrey Beene Finalists!


Vivian Cooper, Philadelphia University

Major: Fashion Design

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Marley Isaacson, Indiana University

Major: Fashion Design / Minor: Apparel Merchandising and Marketing


Joanne Kim, Cornell University 

Major: Fiber Science and Apparel Design Management

Amanda Nyamache, Academy of Art University 

Major: Fashion Design

Vivian Tai, Fashion Institute of Technology

Major: Advertising and Marketing Communications

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Em Kinville, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Major: Textile and Fashion Design

Kaley Suero, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Major: Statistics and Marketing

Aleksija Vujicic, UCLA

Major: International Development Studies / Minor: Spanish