FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Win a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDM

Your unique creative vision could earn you a scholarship to attend FIDM. Open to all High School Seniors, Graduates, and College Transfer Students, FIDM’s National Scholarship Competition seeks creative thinkers with the potential to be creative leaders.

Showcase your talent as you demonstrate a strong understanding of aesthetics and the ability to push your creative limits. These FIDM Scholarships are an investment in the future of our students, the next generation of solution-oriented creative leaders, entrepreneurs, and trendsetters.

It starts here. If you’re interested in receiving competition information, access the "click here" button to the right of the screen. There are seven (7) categories. To enter, you submit a project according to the guidelines set within each category:

  • Fashion Executive of Tomorrow
  • Interior Designer of Tomorrow
  • Graphic Designer of Tomorrow
  • Fashion Designer of Tomorrow
  • Visual Designer of Tomorrow
  • Digital Media Artist of Tomorrow
  • Trend Spotter of Tomorrow

A Winner and three top Finalists from each category are chosen based on creativity, thoughtfulness, presentation, and promise.* Winners for next year's competition will be notified in July 2015 and will also be featured in our Scholarship Winners' Gallery.

Sample past projects:

  • Creating a promotional plan for a major fashion retailer
  • Designing a series of posters promoting an event
  • Creating the ideal bedroom for a twenty-something couple
  • Designing a new clothing line for your favorite store
We look forward to seeing your entries!


See the winning projects from previous competitions:


Congratulations to the 2014 National Scholarship Competition Winners and Finalists! Get the full list of winners and finalists here.

View our National Scholarship Competition Winner Galleries
View our Karen Kane Scholarship Competition Winner Gallery

* All Entrants MUST be either a U.S. Citizen or have Permanent Resident status. The competition is not open to current or former FIDM Students. FIDM reserves the right not to award the scholarship in any of the categories if none of the submitted entries fulfill the criteria outlined in the Project Guidelines. Scholarships include tuition, fees, books, and most supplies. If the receipt of any federal or state grants for which the student is eligible creates an amount in excess of tuition and fees, students in two-year programs will have that sum applied to their second year tuition.