Fashion Design

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

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By Submitting this form, I acknowledge that I have read and understood the official rules and regulations for The NAAFA Fashion Scholarship Award and agree to abide by them. Official rules and regulations I represent that the information for submission for this scholarship is accurate. I hereby irrevocably give my consent to NAAFA, and to those it may authorize, to photograph, film, and/or videotape me and to quote and record statements made by me and to use, reproduce, publicly display and distribute (with or without my name) and to identify me by name and/or with school information, in all forms of media now known or later developed, including, without limitation, on the Internet, for any editorial, promotional, advertising, trade, commercial, or other purpose whatsoever, in perpetuity throughout the world. I understand that NAAFA and those it may authorize shall not be responsible for unauthorized duplications/use by third parties on the Internet or otherwise. I hereby release NAAFA, those it has authorized, and their respective successors and assignees, from any and all claims and/or damages that may arise regarding the use, reproduction, display, distribution, and/or sale of my pictures or statements made by me as consented to herein, including any claims of defamation, invasion of privacy or infringement of moral rights, rights of publicity, or copyright. I also understand that if I become the scholarship recipient, I am responsible for any and all taxes as a result of this scholarship, and that NAAFA is not responsible for any taxes, fees or penalties as a result of this scholarship. By submitting this form, I certify that any work submitted is original and that I have the right to grant the permissions herein granted. I have read and understood this form. *
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Attach a File :the scholarship application must include in one (1) pdf file that can not exceed 2 MB in size. (1)750 Word Essay, (2) Proof of Enrollment & (3) Upto 3 Garment Designs

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