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Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award
Award: $5,000
Deadline: The application has closed for 2016

The Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding interior design research project or thesis project conducted by an undergraduate or graduate student. This project or thesis should be related to wellness and design. Research papers or theses should address such topics as educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects. Entries will be judged on quality of content, breadth of material, comprehensive coverage of topic, innovative subject matter, bibliography, and references.

Application Requirements:

  1. Abstract (maximum of 250 words)

  2. Digital copy of thesis, dissertation, or research project

  3. Biographical statement

  4. Headshot

Irene Winifred Eno Grant
Award: $5,000
Deadline: The application has closed for 2016


The Irene Winifred Eno Grant provides financial assistance to individuals or groups developing an educational program(s) or project that is dedicated to health, safety, and welfare. This grant will be evaluated on the strength of the project proposal, budget, promotion plan, and expected outcome. The grant is open to 1) students, 2) educators, 3) interior design practitioners, 4) institutions, and 5) an interior design related group.

Application Requirements:

  1. Abstract (maximum of 250 words)

  2. Explanation of how the funds would be used (maximum of 500 words)

  3. Explanation of what this program will deliver and produce (maximum of 1000 words)

  4. Promotion plan (maximum of 1,000 words)

  5. Biographical Statement/Institution Description

  6. Headshot(s)

 

Joel Polsky

Academic Achievement Award

Joel Polsky Prize

Irene Winifred Eno Grant

Joel Polsky Prize
Award: $5,000
Deadline:The application has closed for 2016

Given annually, the Joel Polsky Prize recognizes outstanding academic contributions to interior design through print or digital communication. This year the ASID Foundation is seeking submissions focusing on the impact of design on health and wellness. Submissions should address the needs of the public, designers, and students on topics such as, educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects. Types of entries can include, but are not limited to, books, whitepapers, blogs, and videos. Entries will be judged on innovativeness of subject matter, comprehensive and original coverage of topic, organization, graphic presentation, bibliography, and references.


Application Requirements:

  1. Description of the publication or visual communication (maximum of 250 words)

  2. Copy of the publication or visual communication *

  3. Biographical statement

  4. Headshot

*If you have hard copy print or visual material to submit, you must provide six (6) copies.

ANNUAL ASID FOUNDATION LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS

Sponsored by: Dora Brahms Fund, Mabelle Wilhelmina Boldt Fund, Yale R. Burge Fund,

                        Raymond Kennedy Fund, Ethel Siegelman Fund, Alan Lucas Fund

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates
Award: $4,000
Deadline: The application has closed for 2016

The Legacy Scholarship is open to all students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year accredited program of interior design. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. The jury will evaluate entries on academic record, presentation skills, design and planning competency, and conceptual creativity.


Application Requirements:

  1. Portfolio featuring 8-12 examples of work which demonstrate design solutions that positively impact occupant’s well-being. These "best of work" examples may be diverse, such as lighting plan, furniture or cabinetry detail, furniture layout, and perspective rendering.

  2. Portfolio description (maximum of 500 words)

  3. Personal statement with career goals (maximum of 1,000 words)

  4. Official school transcript(s)

  5. Letter of recommendation

  6. Biographical statement (maximum of 250 words)

  7. Headshot

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Award: $4,000
Deadline: The application has closed for 2016

The ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in or have been accepted for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at an accredited university. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. Applicants must write an essay on the following subject:

  

        The ASID Foundation believes that interior design positively transforms environments in ways that            

        improve human outcomes. As an interior designer, how will you embrace and advance the

        professional trend to positively impact health and well-being in your anticipated area of design

        practice?


Application Requirements:

  1. Personal Statement (max. 1000 words)

  2. Official School Transcript(s) (A scanned copy is sufficient)

  3. Letter of Recommendation

  4. Biographical Statement (max. 250 words) and Headshot

  5. Up to three examples of design work (PDF)

David Barrett Memorial Scholarship
Award: $12,000
Deadline: The application has closed for 2016


The David Barrett Memorial Scholarship is given biennially to recognize an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student’s work demonstrating a continuing interest and ability in utilizing classical designs and traditional materials, including furniture and fabrics.

Application Requirements:

  1. Personal Statement (maximum of 1000 words)

  2. Letter of recommendation from an employer, professor or mentor

  3. Prepared portfolio featuring 8-10 design components

  4. Written description detailing how classical design principles and traditional materials are used in your portfolio

  5. Copy of current academic transcript

  6. Biographical Statement

  7. Headshot

 

David Barrett Memorial Scholarship

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 ASID Foundation Scholarships and Awards program. The 2016 recipients will be announced in June.

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