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The GUESS Scholars Program

Apply for a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDM

The 2021 application period for the GUESS Scholars Program is now closed. Scholarship recipient will be announced prior to the beginning of the Fall 2021 quarter.

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

  • High School Graduates, including the class of 2021, who plan on attending the Los Angeles campus in Fall 2021 — See How to Apply below.
  • Continuing FIDM Students or Graduates returning for an additional degree at the Los Angeles campus in Fall 2021 — 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 scholar.

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 2021, 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 2021.
  • a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The scholarship recipient will be notified prior to the beginning of the Fall 2021 quarter.

Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2021.  Applications must be postmarked by July 15, 2021 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.