The 2017 application period for the GUESS Scholars Program is now closed. Recipients will be announced in September 2017. To be notified when the new application period begins, access the "click here" button to the right of the screen.
Applicants must be majoring in Fashion Design, Fashion Knitwear Design, The Business of Denim, or Professional Studies in Fashion Design to apply.
Applicants will be judged and evaluated based upon the caliber of their portfolio, essay, and letters of recommendation. After each applicant is assessed, five candidates will be selected by the FIDM Admissions Board and passed on to the GUESS 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.”
GUESS Scholar Duston Jasso has seen his career take off as a result of winning the prestigious scholarship. “GUESS has given me a platform and has helped me launch my career,” says Duston. Since winning, he has designed collections for the DEBUT Runway Show and GUESS, and he was a finalist in the Supima National Design Competition.
Take a look at the amazing portfolio that helped Duston win the scholarship.
Applicants are asked to submit The GUESS Scholars Program package. You must meet the application requirements in order to apply. Applicants must be:
The 2017 - 2018 scholarship recipient will be notified in September 2017.