Scholarships

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IDSA offers two scholarships each year through funds generously donated by Society members and our own Design Foundation. These scholarships allow the Society to help students at the earliest stages of their design careers and provide much needed financial support. The recipients of our scholarships go on to do great things within the design community and achieve great successes professionally.?

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Gianninoto Industrial Design Graduate Scholarship

Design Foundation Industrial Design Undergraduate Scholarship

IDSA’s?Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship?originally was established with a $25,000 contribution by the late?Francesco Gianninoto, FIDSA, a US package designer who was a founder of the Package Design Council, and president of Gianninoto Associates from 1932 to 1983. One?of his most famous designs was the?“Elsie Daisy,” the Borden Cow. Gianninoto was an honorary professor at Western Connecticut State University, where he taught communication through design.

IDSA?offers one Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship annually. The recipient will recieve a $1,500 USD award?to be used for graduate course?tuition fees in the completion of an industrial design degree. Awards are based solely on the excellence of the work students have submitted.?

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Any?applicant?shall be in their final year of study in an undergraduate industrial design program and currently applying/accepted?to graduate school, or a student currently enrolled in an industrial design graduate?program.?Applicants?must be a student member of IDSA.
  2. Applicants who are practicing professionals returning to graduate school are eligible?to apply and must be a current member of IDSA.
  3. Once an applicant has been awarded a Gianninoto graduate scholarship, he/she?is?ineligible to apply again even if application criteria is met.

TIMING

The application window runs from March 18, 2019 through May 20, 2019. Judging takes place June 15, 2019 through July 15, 2019.

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"It's such an honor to receive this scholarship. I'm very thankful that IDSA supports students in their education and development in various ways!"

—Xinyao Liu, S/IDSA
ArtCenter College of Design
2017 Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship Winner?

IDSA, through the Design Foundation—a public charity supporting design education—grants an undergraduate scholarship that recognizes excellence in design education. The recipient earns?$1,500 USD to be used for undergraduate course tuition fees in the completion of an industrial design degree. Awards are based solely on the excellence of the work students have submitted.?

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Any applicant shall be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and pursuing an industrial design degree. Applicants must be a student member of IDSA.
  2. Applicants must have completed their freshman year of college;?have at least one semester of undergraduate studies remaining prior to graduation; and must be earning a “B” or better cumulative GPA.
  3. Once an applicant has been awarded a Design Foundation undergraduate scholarship, he/she?is?ineligible to apply again even if they still meet the application criteria.

TIMING

The application window runs from March 18, 2019 through May 20, 2019. Judging takes place June 15, 2019 through July 15, 2019.

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"A great resource in breaking into the design world…. While continuing my academic path in design, I would like to thank my family, relatives, teachers, mentors and IDSA for providing me with the help and opportunity to become a professional industrial designer."

Marcin Wieczorek, S/IDSA
University of Illinois-Chicago
2017 Design Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Winner

Scholarship Recipients

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2019 Graduate Winner
2019 Undergraduate Winner
2018 Graduate Winner
2018 Undergraduate Winner
2017 Graduate Winner
2017 Undergraduate Winner
2016 Graduate Winner
2016 Undergraduate Winner
2015 Graduate Winner
2015 Undergraduate Winner
2014 Graduate Winner
2014 Undergraduate Winner
2013 Graduate Winner
2013 Undergraduate Winner
2012 Graduate Winner
2010 Undergraduate Winner
2012 Undergraduate Winner
2011 Graduate Winner
2011 Undergraduate Winner