The GUESS Scholars Program

Apply for a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDM

Now Accepting Applications for the 2016-2017 GUESS Scholars Program

The GUESS Scholars program is currently accepting applications from these eligible entrants:

  • 2016 High School Graduates attending the Los Angeles campus -- See How to Apply below.
  • Continuing FIDM Students or Graduates returning for an additional degree at the Los Angeles campus -- See your Student Advisor or go to the FIDM Portal for the Application Packet.

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.

About the GUESS Scholars Program

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.”

Previous Winners

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.

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to submit The GUESS Scholars Program application. You must meet the application requirements in order to apply.

Applicants must be:

  • a 2016 High School Graduate interested in applying to FIDM to attend the Los Angeles campus OR a continuing FIDM Student or Graduate returning for an additional degree at the Los Angeles campus
  • a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The 2016-2017 scholarship recipients will be notified in September 2016.

The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2016. Applications must be postmarked by July 15, 2016 to be eligible for this year's scholarship.

The GUESS Foundation