UPDATED: 16 Interior Design Scholarships

Two years ago, I posted a list of 13 interior design scholarships. The post was well received, and I hope proved useful for at least a few of you.

In an effort to update that list, I went through and checked which of these scholarships were still available, which weren’t, and what new scholarships were added. It’s was great to see that, as the nation slowly recovers its economic stability, there are three more scholarships available than when I put the last list together.


In all, I found 16 scholarships for interior design:

IFDA Interior Design Scholarships

IFDA Interior Design Scholarships
All applications must be postmarked between March 1 and March 31. Results will be announced by July 31.

IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship, $1,500
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full Time Undergraduate Student, Extra Credit For Volunteer Work/Leadership

Part time Student Scholarship, $1,500
Open To Currently Enrolled, Part Time Undergraduate Student

IFDA Student Member Scholarship, $2,000
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Member

Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship, $3,000
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full Or Part Time Undergraduate Or Graduate Student

Vercille Voss IFDA Graduate Student Scholarship, $2,000
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full Or Part Time Graduate Student

Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship, $1,500
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full Or Part Time Undergraduate Or Graduate Student

Marketing Internship Scholarship, $1500
Diverse Eligibility Requirements; Internship must be in furnishings/design related field; Recipient Notified by June 15th

ASID Interior Design Scholarships


ASID Interior Design Scholarships

All applications must be postmarked by March 1 (today!).

Mabelle Wilhelmina Boldt Scholarship , $2,000
Open to IIDA students who are enrolled in or have applied for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at a degree-granting institution. Applicants must have been practicing designers for a period of at least five years prior to returning to graduate school level.

Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award, $1,000
Given annually by the ASID Educational Foundation to recognize an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student’s interior design research or thesis project.

Joel Polsky Prize, $1,000
Not to be confused with the previous award, this scholarship is for outstanding academic contributions to the discipline of interior design through literature or visual communication.

Yale R. Burge Competition, $750
Open to all students in their final year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year program of interior design.

Irene Winifred Eno Grant, $1,000
Open to individuals or groups engaged in the creation of an educational program(s) or an interior design research project dedicated to health, safety and welfare.

Dora Brahms Award, $1,500
Open biennially to educational institutions on behalf of their students in historic preservation and/or restoration studies, to encourage and support the advancement of professional activities in historic preservation and/or restoration.

IIDA Interior Design Scholarships

IIDA Interior Design Scholarships

Lloy Hack Memorial Fund, $1,500
Open to IIDA Student Members who participate in IIDA’s Annual Mentoring Week.

Design Sponge Scholarship

Design Sponge Scholarship

Design Sponge Scholarships, $1,300-$5,500 (in 2008)
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full Time Undergraduate Student in Art or Design. Full details for this year’s scholarship will be announced in the fall.

M2L Genuine Design Scholarship

M2L Scholarship

2010 Genuine Design Scholarship, $8,500 split among 4 finalists
Entrants must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited university in the U.S. and pursuing a degree in a design-related field.

Know of any scholarships or grants that I didn’t list? Let us know in the comments!

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  • http://www.eroomservice.com/ eRoomService

    The Ruth Clark furniture design program is really an amazing piece of schooling. I also like to think we’ll be seeing a lot more green/sustainable design scholarships coming out of the woodwork this year.

  • http://www.collagescholarships.blogspot.com/ Udrot

    Thank for sharing.

  • http://www.puredesignofnaples.com/ Naples Interior Designer

    A lot of people are hoping that there will be a lot of scholarship too in their place and not only in the US. The M2L scholarship is one of the finest kind of scholarship that can surely make the person a well trained interior designer.

  • Kia Ray26

    This is very helpful in my search to fund my interior design education at art institute of Washington. It’s a very expensive endeavor and I hope to not need to take on substantial debt. Thanks for this post!