Visual Communications Professional Designation Student Gabriela Peregrina, who is a native of Baja California and longtime Orange County resident, recently received a $500 scholarship award from TwirlyGirl.
How did the TwirlyGirl Scholarship come about? I heard about the TwirlyGirl Scholarship through the FIDM Scholarship section of the website. I had to write about: my personal style, a moment or event from my childhood where my self-worth was positively impacted by what I was wearing and I wanted to study fashions/my career goals.
How did you find out that you won? I was exploring LA and did not check my phone for a while but the moment I did, I saw a missed call and a voicemail from an unknown number. I went ahead and listened to it and it ended up being the owner of TwirlyGirl telling me to call her back, and when I did the first thing she said congratulations on winning the scholarship. I thought she was joking and could not believe it. I was very excited about it and right away scheduled a time to meet her and TwirlyGirl's top designer. They were very sweet and kept telling me how they believed in me and to keep working hard. It was an amazing experience to say the least.
How are you enjoying FIDM so far? I am loving FIDM; I have been looking into attending this school since I was 16 years old and now that I am finally part of its community I am fully trying to make the best out of it since I only have a year. The students at FIDM are so friendly and open to help and the instructors have so much knowledge in the industry. I am still pinching myself everyday about it because I can't believe how lucky I am to attend FIDM.
What are your ultimate career goals? I would love to pursue styling and marketing and someday end up being the creative director of a company. I love producing photo shoots and events and the whole creative process behind it.
Categories: Vis Comm, FIDM, Scholarships
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