[UPDATE: THE 2013 D*S SCHOLARSHIP IS CURRENTLY BEING ORGANIZED AND WILL LAUNCH BY THE END OF THE YEAR. WE WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT WHEN FUNDING IS FINALIZED AND THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN PLANNED. PLEASE STAY TUNED.]


Scholarship logo by David Saracino

The Design*Sponge Scholarship is intended to assist art and design students in the pursuit of their creative endeavors through financial support. Because D*S understands that a students needs don’t always fit into the categories of tuition and housing, this will remain a no-strings-attached award. These funds may be spent in any way the winners feel best suits their creative needs. Whether that’s paying for an un-paid internship abroad, expensive supplies to test a new medium or financing a dream project- we’re here to help.

This year, with the help of our sponsors, we’re offering $10,500 in no-strings-attached financial awards to Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students and….High School Students! This year I felt it was important to reach out a little further and try to tap into the incredible well of talent that has yet to enter higher education. And, with the reality of a tough economy and high art school costs looming over everyone, I thought it was more important than ever to support and celebrate students who may not have the option to go on to study at the college level. So I’m thrilled to invite not just graduate and undergraduate students to enter this year, but high school students across the globe as well. Here are this year’s details:

We will be awarding NINE prizes:

Undergraduate Student Awards: 1st Place ($2,500), 2nd Place ($1,500), 3rd Place ($750), and 4th Place ($250)

Graduate Student Awards: 1st Place ($2,500) 2nd Place ($1,500) 3rd Place ($750) 4th Place ($250)

High School Student Award: A $500 award will be given to the most promising High School Applicant.

The scholarship is open to any art & design students (international students are welcome!) that are currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program or a high school program (Proof of enrollment is required). Please note: all payments will be made in US dollars.

TO ENTER– PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM HERE

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILLED OUT IN FULL BY NOVEMBER 27TH, 2012 AT 10PM EST (please note this is EASTERN STANDARD TIME)

A big thank you to our sponsors this year: O’More College of Design (Donating $5,000), West Elm (Donating $3,00), BRIKA (Donating $2,000) and Parsons (Donating our $500 High School Student Award)

Scholarship logo by David Saracino