Scholarships

High School Applicants

Many scholarships are determined through review of Admissions application materials. Certain competitive scholarships have additional requirements.


FCCLA California Scholarship Competition

Win a Full Year of Tuition (High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors)

Two full one-year scholarships toward tuition, books, and most supplies are given to the First Place winners in Fashion Design and Interior Design, selected by FCCLA in their statewide (California) competition. The Interior Design competition may be entered by individuals as well as teams of two or three students. If a team wins the First Place Interior Design competition, the full-year tuition will be divided up evenly among the members of the winning team. This award amount is non-transferable among team members.

First year only. Non-renewable.

FCCLA National Scholarship Competition

Win a Full Year of Tuition (High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors)

First Place winners in the Senior and Occupational Divisions of the National Leadership Conference STAR events in Fashion Design and Fashion Construction are awarded a full one-year scholarship toward tuition, books, and most supplies.

First year only. Non-renewable.

FIDM Fashion Club Junior Scholarship Competition

Win a Full Year of Tuition (High School Juniors)

One winner will be awarded the full one-year FIDM Fashion Club Junior Scholarship to attend FIDM.  All high school juniors who are active members of an official FIDM Fashion Club are eligible to enter. The scholarship must be used for Summer or Fall quarters following high school graduation. Information about the scholarship competition is available at FashionClub.com.

First year only. Non-renewable.

FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Win a Full Year of Tuition (High School Seniors, High School and College Graduates, and College Transfers Only*)

This scholarship for new students offers a full one-year scholarship to one student in each of the following seven categories:

  • Beauty Executive
  • Fashion Designer 
  • Graphic Designer (Graphic Design and Digital Media)
  • Marketing Executive (Merchandising & Marketing, and Apparel Industry Management)
  • Social Media Marketer 
  • Trend Forecaster (Merchandise Product Development and Apparel Industry Management)
  • Visual Designer (Visual Communications and Interior Design)

Additionally, there are $5,000 scholarships awarded to three finalists in each category.

Enter FIDM's National Scholarship Competition

*Must not have prior college-level education in the category entered; scholarship is not open to current FIDM stuents.

First year only. Non-renewable.

The GUESS Scholars Program

Win a Full Year of Tuition (High School Seniors, High School and College Graduates, College Transfers, and Continuing FIDM Students)

A full one-year scholarship toward tuition, books, and most supplies is awarded to a high school senior, graduate, college transfer, or a continuing FIDM student. Applicants majoring in Fashion Design, Advanced Fashion Design, The Business of Denim, Fashion Knitwear Design, Design (for continuing Fashion Design students) or Professional Studies (with specializations in Advanced Fashion Design and The Business of Denim) are eligible to apply.

Enter The GUESS Scholars Program

One-year only. Non-renewable.

Academic Merit Scholarship

(High School Seniors and recent Graduates)

High School Seniors and recent Graduates must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement in a college prep high school curriculum (course rigor evaluated, remedial classes not included). Applicants with a qualified GPA of 3.0 are eligible to receive a $3,000 scholarship. Applicants with a qualified GPA of 3.5 are eligible to receive a $5,000 scholarship.

(High School Juniors, please see the Junior Advantage Merit Scholarship.)

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

Art Education Partnership Scholarship

(High School Seniors)

High School students attending one of the following high schools are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Los Angeles: Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • San Francisco: Oakland School for the Arts (OSA)
  • Orange County: Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA)
  • San Diego: School of Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA)

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

Artistic/Industry Merit Scholarship

(High School Seniors, High School and College Graduates, and College Transfers)

Students with a minimum 2.75 GPA must demonstrate artistic achievement through awards or inclusion in a competitive exhibition and/or demonstrate extensive industry background through Admissions application materials. Amounts vary.

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

California Academic Decathlon Scholarship

(High School Juniors and Seniors)

High School students who are members in their junior or senior year are eligible to receive $1,000.

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

DECA Member Scholarship

(High School Juniors and Seniors)

DECA students are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Students who are DECA State Officers at the time of their acceptance to FIDM are eligible to receive an additional $1,500 scholarship

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

DECA Scholarship Competition

(High School Juniors and Seniors)

DECA students who are First Place winners in state competitions in the Apparel & Accessories Marketing and Integrated Marketing Campaign Events (Event, Product, and Service) categories are eligible to receive a $3,000 scholarship towards their first year at FIDM.

Non-renewable.

FBLA Member Scholarship

(High School Juniors and Seniors)

FBLA students are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Students who are FBLA State Officers at the time of their acceptance to FIDM are eligible to receive an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

FCCLA Member Scholarship

(High School Juniors and Seniors)

FCCLA students are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Students who are FCCLA State Officers at the time of their acceptance to FIDM are eligible to receive an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

FCCLA State Scholarship Competition

(High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors)

First Place winners in the Senior and Occupational Divisions of the following FCCLA State Leadership Conference competition categories will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship toward their first year at FIDM: Fashion Design, Fashion Construction, and Recycle & Redesign.

Non-renewable.

FIDM Fashion Club Active Member Scholarship

(High School Juniors and Seniors)

Official FIDM Fashion Club student Active Members who have attended 7 or more FIDM Fashion Club meetings during the current academic year in which their FIDM Application is submitted are eligible to receive a $4,000 scholarship. Information is available at FashionClub.com.

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

FIDM Fashion Club Presidential Scholarship

(High School Juniors and Seniors)

This $6,000 scholarship opportunity is open to all official FIDM Fashion Club Presidents and Co-Presidents. To be eligible for this scholarship,  graduating Presidents must hand the club over to a new President for the following school year. The deadline for seniors to complete their Fashion Club application is December 31. Learn more about this opportunity at FashionClub.com.

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

FIDM Fashion Club Senior Scholarship Competition

 (High School Seniors)

Two winners will each be awarded the $5,000 FIDM Fashion Club Senior Scholarship to attend FIDM.  All high school seniors who are active members of an official FIDM Fashion Club are eligible to enter the competition. The scholarship must be used for Summer or Fall quarters following high school graduation.  Information about the scholarship competition is available at FashionClub.com.

Non-renewable.

Junior Advantage Merit Scholarship

(High School Juniors)

Academically qualified high school students who enroll during their junior year are eligible for scholarship consideration starting at $500 toward their first year at FIDM. Click here for information about the enrollment deadline and other exclusive benefits available to high school juniors.

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

National Art Honor Society Member Scholarship

(High school Juniors and Seniors)

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) was established to recognize high school students for their dedication to the arts. Students with active NAHS membership are eligible to receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

National Art Honor Society Special Recognition Scholarship

(High school Juniors and Seniors)

Students who have their work shown in a NAHS juried exhibition may receive an additional one-time $1,500 scholarship.

Non-Renewable.

Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador Program Scholarship

(High School Juniors and Seniors)

High School students who are members of the Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador Program in their junior or senior year are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship toward their first year at FIDM.

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

ROP/ROCP/Regional Occupational (Centers &) Programs and CTE/Career Technical Education Scholarship

(High School Juniors and Seniors)

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to ROP/ROCP/CTE students toward their first year at FIDM when these two important qualifications are met:

  • The student's participation in the program must occur during his/her junior or senior year.
  • The student must complete the ROP/ROCP/CTE course, and the course must relate to one of FIDM's Majors. Such courses would include, but are not limited to: Computer Graphics, E-Marketing, Retail Merchandising/Sales, Marketing/Advertising, Business Management/Entrepreneurship, Fashion Design/Merchandising, Marketing/Advertising, and Video Production.

Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

 

To read about scholarships offered by outside organizations for which students may be eligible to apply, click here.

 

Please Note: The scholarships listed above are subject to change. Some scholarships are awarded for the first year only. Many FIDM Scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years by maintaining a GPA of 3.0 at FIDM and consecutive attendance. Students must also maintain 12 units quarterly to qualify for scholarship renewal. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship but not to exceed the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

In regards to any FIDM Scholarship Competitions offering full one-year scholarships, if a winner is eligible for additional FIDM scholarship(s), the amount of the full-year scholarship will be reduced by the amount of the additional FIDM scholarship(s). Further, if a student is eligible for federal or state grants or additional scholarships from other sources, the amount of the full scholarship applied to the student’s first academic year will be reduced by the amount of the additional grants and/or scholarships. The amount of the reduction, caused by federal or state grants, or additional scholarships from other sources, will be made available as a scholarship award in the student’s next academic year.

The student is responsible to pay Initial & Final Application fees. The scholarship amount may be disbursed in either one or more quarters to the student's FIDM account. The full, one-year scholarships include tuition, fees, books, and most supplies. The scholarship is applied to tuition and fees only and has no cash value. It can be applied only to FIDM tuition and fees that are charges in the student's name and while the student is in attendance. In order for scholarship recipients to use their award(s) at FIDM, they must plan to begin their studies at FIDM in the first or second academic quarter for which they are eligible following their graduation from high school. In addition, they must meet all Admissions Requirements, including a recommendation from their Admissions Advisor.

Should a recipient take a Leave of Absence, change his/her major, withdraw from FIDM or return from academic dismissal, he or she is entitled to complete the remaining number of units of the original program to which he/she was accepted. Upon change or return, any additional units required for the current major beyond the original contract, will be charged to the student (subject to prevailing tuition costs at the time of change or return). Scholarships are non-transferable.