Overview The purpose of the $1,000.00 scholarship is to encourage student fashion designers to specialize in the design of fashions for the plus-size body.
Deadline for Submission: July 1, 2012
Date of Award: August 4, 2012
How to Enter:
Complete the online application below and submit one pdf file that includes:
- Three (3) drawings of plus-size designs (women’s sizes 16 – 32),
- Proof of current enrollment in an accredited Fashion Design School
- An essay (750 words or less) outlining why your fashion entries are unique/innovative and explaining your interest and motivation for a career in the plus-size fashion industry.
Non-electronic submissions will not be accepted and the file can not be larger than 2MB. All materials must be received no later than July 1st 2012 to qualify for consideration.
If you are selected as the Scholarship winner, you will be required to participate in the 2012 National NAAFA Convention Fashion Show on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Westin San Francisco Hotel in Millbrae, California where you will be introduced as our Fashion Design Scholarship winner and show One (1) garment from your designs/collection. Information on the 2012 NAAFA Fashion Show will be formally outlined to the winner after the award.
NAAFA will cover travel expenses (up to $400) and will reimburse (up to $200) in expenses associated with creation of the garment. NAAFA reserves the right to determine the allocation of those expenses (airfare, hotel, etc.) The winner is responsible for any and all taxes as a result of this scholarship
Scholarship Application Form