The GUESS Scholars Program

The GUESS Scholars Program

Apply for a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDM

The 2019/2020 application period for the GUESS Scholars Program is now closed.  Scholarship recipient will be announced in September 2019.

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

  • High School Graduates, including the class of 2019, who plan on attending the Los Angeles campus in Fall 2019 — See How to Apply below.
  • Continuing FIDM Students or Graduates returning for an additional degree at the Los Angeles campus in Fall 2019 — See your Student Advisor or go to the FIDM Portal for the Application Packet.

Applicants must be majoring in Fashion Design (A.A., A.A.P.D, or Advanced Study), The Business of Denim (Advanced Study), Fashion Knitwear Design (B.A.), Design (B.A.) for continuing Fashion Design students, and Professional Studies (B.A.) with Specializations in Advanced Fashion Design or The Business of Denim, 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.

About the GUESS Scholars Program

Each year, the GUESS Scholars Program grants an outstanding FIDM Student a scholarship that will cover a full academic year. The 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.

How to Apply

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

  • a High School Graduate, including the class of 2019, interested in attending the FIDM Los Angeles campus OR a continuing FIDM Student or Graduate returning for an additional degree at the Los Angeles campus in Fall 2019.
  • a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The 2019/2020 scholarship recipient will be notified in September 2019.

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2019.  Applications must be postmarked by August 15, 2019 to be eligible for this year's scholarship.

Previous Winner

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.