The 2016 application period for the GUESS Scholars Program is now closed. Recipients will be announced by September 2016. To be notified when the new application period begins, access the "click here" button to the right of the screen.
Students majoring in Merchandise Marketing, Merchandise Product Development, International Manufacturing & Product Development, Fashion Design, Apparel Technical Design, Fashion Knitwear Design, Business Management, Professional Studies (with a Fashion Design or IMPD emphasis) are eligible to apply.
Applicants will be judged and evaluated based upon the caliber of their portfolios, submitted essays, and letters of recommendation. After each applicant is assessed, up to twenty candidates will be selected by the FIDM Admissions Board and passed on to the FIDM Scholarship Foundation Selection Committee who will select the final winning scholars.
Each year, the GUESS Scholars Program grants two outstanding FIDM Students a scholarship that will cover a full academic year.
The GUESS Scholars Program supports not only the fashion industry’s burgeoning young talent and the future of the industry in its hometown of Los Angeles, but also provides local talent with a brighter, more promising future. “I believe there is nothing more valuable than a fresh and creative mind flourishing in education,” said Paul Marciano, President and Director of the GUESS Foundation. “The GUESS Scholars Program is just another way we can stand behind and support the next generation of fashion.”
For the 2015-2016 school year, GUESS granted a continuing scholarship to previous winner Duston Jasso and a scholarship to 2015 High School Graduate Sydney Miller.