As a prospective scholar, the first step to joining our community of future leaders of fashion is to compete in the Fashion Scholarship Fund’s Case Study competition. Divided into four disciplines, design and product development, merchandising and marketing, analytics, or supply chain, the FSF case study challenges students of many backgrounds to solve problems facing today's fashion industry.

FSF CASE STUDY COMPETITION

 

ABOUT the FSF CASE STUDY COMPETITION

SCHOLARSHIP TIERS

We are pleased to announce that we have increased the Fashion Scholarship Fund award tiers. 

  • FSF FINALISTS: eight finalists chosen based on top scoring cases will receive awards up to $35,000

  • FSF NON FINALISTS: scholars who are not selected as 2020 finalists win from $5,000 to $10,000 based on their scores

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1.      Scholarships are solely merit based.  The Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) is looking for the “best and brightest” students who are driven to work in the fashion industry either in a creative or business capacity.

2.      An applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student for the Fall 2019 semester at an FSF member school.  The full list of member schools can be found under the Member Schools tab on this site.

3.      Minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.20 in a 4.00 G.P.A. system. 

4.      Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to compete.  Please note, Fall 2019 freshmen are not eligible

5.      Seniors graduating mid-year, December 2019 or January 2020 may compete. 

6.      Students meeting the eligibility requirements above are encouraged to reapply for the FSF Scholarship each year.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

SCHOLARSHIP

  • Chance to win a scholarship award up to $35,000

  • Scholarship money may be applied to any educational expense such as tuition, summer housing for an internship, study abroad program, etc. Some member schools apply scholarships directly to the student's financial aid award.

MENTORING

  • Scholarship winners are invited to attend the annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 in New York City, attended by the FSF Board of Governors and other industry executives. Complimentary hotel and travel reimbursements will be provided.

  • Each scholarship recipient is invited to join the FSF Mentor Program and may select an industry mentor during the year of the award.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Winners will have access to internship opportunities through FSF partner companies.

  • Winners join the FSF Alumni Association for additional professional development.

 

HOW TO APPLY?

If you meet all of the eligibility criteria, contact the FSF Educator at your school (found on the Member Schools page of the site) for log in details.

 

FSF CASE COMPETITION TIMELINE

MARCH 2019: 2020 FSF Case Study prompt published to Educators

OCTOBER 7, 2019: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT COMPLETED FSF CASE STUDY

DECEMBER 2019: Eight FSF finalists are shared with Educators; Educators have one week to submit any objections to the selection based on a scholar's academic standing; Once finalists and non-finalists are announced, finalists prepare a power point presentation for a presentation to a panel of industry leaders in January; travel arrangements are made for all winners to come to NYC for the Awards Gala

JANUARY 2020: Eight FSF finalists present their case study to a panel of industry leaders; winners are announced at the FSF Annual Awards Gala on the 8th in NYC; a Talent Acquisition Event and other educational programming is provided for scholars during their visit to NYC

MAY 2020: Internship placement is completed by the end of May

JUNE 2020: Summer Kickoff Party that launches the FSF 2020 Summer Event Series in NYC

JULY 2020: Mentoring program begins for the class of 2020 scholars