FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Win a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDM

The 2013-2014 competition has ended. Winners will be announced by July 2014. If you’re interested in receiving information on next year’s 2015 competition, access the "click here" button to the right of the screen.

Open to all High School Seniors, Graduates, and College Transfer Students, FIDM's National Scholarship Competition (also known as The Designer of Tomorrow Scholarship Competition) looks for students who are creative thinkers and have an eye for unconventional thinking. To enter, entrants are asked to 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 2014 and will also be featured in our Scholarship Winners' Gallery.

Here is a description of projects developed by students just like you in the past: creating a promotional plan for a major fashion retailer; designing a series of posters promoting a certain event; creating the ideal bedroom for a young couple; or designing a new clothing line for the next era of fashionistas.

We look forward to seeing your creativity shine!


Want to see the winning projects from previous competitions?


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.