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The GUESS Scholars Program

Apply for a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDM

Now accepting applications for the 2022 GUESS Scholars Program

Learn More & Apply

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

  • High School Graduates, including the class of 2022, or Transfer Students who plan on attending FIDM in Fall 2022 — See How to Apply below.
  • Continuing FIDM Students going into their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year or Graduates returning for an additional degree in Fall 2022 — 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), Design (B.A.) for 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 Allocation Committee 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 2022, or Transfer Student interested in attending FIDM OR a continuing FIDM Student going into their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year or Graduate returning for an additional degree in Fall 2022.
  • a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The scholarship recipient will be notified prior to the beginning of the Fall 2022 quarter.

Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2022.  Applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2022 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.