, Scholarships

  • Dec

    Keeping Up With 2015 National Scholarship Competition Recipient Vanessa Reyes

    FIDM 2015 National Scholarship Competition Recipient Vanessa Reyes has gone above and beyond since winning the scholarship. She recently graduated with an AA in Graphic Design and interned for the FIDM Publications Department, creating visually stunning graphics for the public eye. We caught up with Reyes in an interview on how receiving the scholarship made a huge positive impact on her time at FIDM. 

    1. When did you win the National Scholarship Competition?
    "I won the National Scholarship Competition for Graphic Design in 2015."
    2. In what way did winning impact your life and career?
    "Winning the National Scholarship Competition relieved some of the financial stress that my parents and I were experiencing in terms of how we were going to finance my education. I was able to place a greater focus on my studies without having to worry about how I was going to pay for school."
    3. How did your project prepare you for your major?
    "This project provided me with insight on what I would be doing at FIDM. The design process for this project was in essence the same as what I would be doing for all my projects at school. It also provided me with a much needed confidence boost. After completing this project, I felt like I could handle any design project thrown my way. It pushed my creative limits and I learned more about myself as a designer."
    4. Where did you draw inspiration from for your submission?
    "I was inspired by vibrant, pastel colors and handwritten typefaces that were popular at the time. I wanted my designs to be youthful and give off an aura of friendliness and dependability."
    5. Any additional thoughts about the National Scholarship Competition?
    "I would highly recommend that any incoming FIDM Students join the competition, whether or not they believe they will win. When I first heard about the competition I had no plans of entering. I thought I had no chance of winning. After being pressured to enter by my parents and admissions advisor, I completed my project and sent it off. I remember thinking that there was no way my project was going to be picked. I pushed it to the back of my mind and forgot about it for a while. A couple months later, I got the call saying that I won and it felt so surreal. I was overcome by a newfound confidence in myself and felt validation in my decision of pursuing a degree in Graphic Design."




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  • Dec

    Fashion Talk with Previous GUESS Scholars Program Recipient Duston Jasso

    GUESS Scholars Program 2015-2016 Recipient Duston Jasso reached new heights in his career after being chosen for the scholarship. Since his win, he participated in FIDM DEBUT, was a finalist in the prestigious Supima National Design Competition and designed a … Read More

  • Dec

    Catching Up With Previous National Scholarship Competition 2011 Winner Angelica Villegas

    Talent can open a multitude of opportunities for those who pursue it. That was the case for 2011 National Scholarship Competition Recipient Angelica Villegas, who won for her graphic design submission. She received a full-year scholarship to FIDM, becoming act … Read More

  • Dec

    Now Offering Winter Quarter Scholarships to January 2017 Applicants

    Now is the time to apply! We are offering $5,000 to $7,500 scholarships to strong January 2017 applicants in the following majors: Visual Communications, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Interior Design, Product Development, Merchandising & Marketing and Appare … Read More

  • Nov

    Two FIDM Teams are Semi-Finalists in NRF Foundation's Competition

    Our students sure know how to make "the big pitch!" Two teams from FIDM are semi-finalists in the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation's "Story + Student Challenge Competition — The Big Pitch." They were picked out of 30 teams to select one of three the … Read More

  • Oct

    Jacqueline West Scholarship Winner Brisa Gonzalez Wants to Launch Groundbreaking Clothing Line

    1. Name: Brisa Gonzalez 2. Major: Product Development 3. Campus: FIDM San Francisco  4. Why did you decide to attend FIDM?  I never thought college was for me. Being the first to graduate high school in my family, college was never really on my … Read More

  • Oct

    FIDM Scholarship Foundation Has 100 Scholarships Available

    The FIDM Scholarship Foundation is pleased to share 100 scholarships from other organizations that are currently available to FIDM Students. The Scholarship Information page will be updated consistently with new scholarship information and applications, so p … Read More

  • Oct

    How to Make it Happen: #PayingForFIDM

    One of the most inevitable aspects of adult life is figuring out how to pay for college. It can be overwhelming, to say the least. FIDM offers several different types of financial assistance as well as information about other options for paying for colleg … Read More

  • Jun

    Hydro Teams With FIDM Interior Design Students For Scholarship Contest

    FIDM Graduate Lori Witherspoon is the Marketing Director for Hydro Systems, Inc. We recently chatted with Lori about an exciting partnership and scholarship contest between Hydro and FIDM's Interior Design Program.  How did the partnership with Interior Des … Read More

  • Feb

    The Jacqueline West Scholarship For Native American Youth Established at FIDM

    Multiple Academy Award®-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (Quills, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and The Revenant) has established a scholarship for a Native American youth in partnership with FIDM. The scholarship, which includes a visiting … Read More