AIGA aims to raise $100,000 for underrepresented design students
New York (November 16, 2020) - Since 1995, the AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships program has awarded $1.25 million to more than 750 college students to help increase diversity in the design profession and foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. On December 1, AIGA is kicking off its year-end giving season by participating in Giving Tuesday—a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world—with a goal of raising $100,000 to support student scholarships in 2021.
“AIGA’s mission is truly about positive change—direct support through scholarships is a tangible and often critical entry point in the professional journey of aspiring designers,” said Bennie F. Johnson, AIGA’s Executive Director. “I know that working together, we can transform our community by supporting the dreams of future designers.”
The AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships program increases diversity in the creative professions by removing financial barriers and providing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. Scholarships are awarded annually to students with positive social agendas who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Students are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the community through their work.
Join the movement and donate. To learn more about the scholarship and how to apply visit www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship, to contribute to the scholarship fund, visit aigadsgn.org/donate.