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Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award
Award: $5,000
Deadline: 2014 Competition is Closed

The Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award is given annually to recognize an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student’s interior design research or thesis project. Research papers or doctoral and master’s theses should address such interior design topics as educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory or other technical subjects. Entries will be judged on content, breadth of material, comprehensive coverage of topic, innovative subject matter, bibliography and references.

       Application Requirements:
            Abstract (max. 250 words)
            Thesis, Dissertation or Research Project
            Biographical Statement and Headshot

Irene Winifred Eno Grant
Award: $5,000
Deadline: 2014 Competition is Closed

Irene Winifred Eno Grant is to provide financial assistance 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. The grant will be awarded on the basis of the project description, break down of potential use of funds and the marketing plan for the use/distribution of the end product of the project. The grant is open to students, educators, interior design practitioners, institutions or other interior design related group.

    Application Requirements:
            Abstract (max. 250 words)
            Explanation of How You Intend to Use the Funds ( max. 500 words)
            Promotion Plan (max. 1000 words)
            Biographical Statement and Headshot

 

Joel Polsky

Academic Achievement Award

Joel Polsky Prize

The ASID Foundation, Inc., provides scholarships and awards for undergraduate and graduate students in a number of categories.

Irene Winifred Eno Grant

2014 ASID Foundation Scholarships and Awards


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Joel Polsky Prize
Award: $5,000
Deadline: 2014 Competition is Closed


The Joel Polsky Prize is given annually to recognize outstanding academic contributions to the discipline of interior design through literature or visual communication. Entries should address the needs of the public, designers and students on such topics as educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory or other technical subjects. Material will be judged on innovative subject matter, comprehensive coverage of topic, organization, graphic presentation, bibliography and references.


      Application Requirements:

              Description of Publication or Visual Communication (max. 250 words)

              Copy of the Publication or Visual Communication *

              Biographical Statement and Headshot


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

ANNUAL ASID FOUNDATION LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS

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                          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: 2014 Competition is Closed


The Legacy Scholarship is open to all students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year program of interior design. The award will be given to a creative and outstanding student as demonstrated through their portfolio. Portfolio components may be as few as eight, but are not to exceed 12. These "Best of Work" components may be diverse, including a lighting plan, furniture or cabinetry detail, or lifecycle cost analysis presentation, as well as the more usual furniture layout, and perspective rendering. Any one of these items equals one component. Any combination of these components may be used but under no circumstance may the total exceed 12 components. All applicants must also submit an official university transcript, a letter of recommendation and a personal statement on career goals. Judges will evaluate academic accomplishments, presentation skills, design and planning competency and conceptual creativity. 


    Application Requirements:
        Portfolio

        Portfolio Description (max. 250 words)

        List of Portfolio Components

        Personal Statement with Career Goals (Max. 1000 words)
        Official School Transcript(s)
        Letter of Recommendation

        Biographical Statement (max. 250 words) and Headshot

Legacy Scholarship

for Undergraduates

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

Award: $4,000
Deadline: 2014 Competition is Closed


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 a degree-granting institution. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic/creative accomplishment, as demonstrated by school transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining one’s inspiration to pursue a professional career in interior design, professional goals, or special areas of interest.


    Application Requirements:

        Personal Statement (max. 1000 words)
        Official School Transcript(s)

        Letter of Recommendation

        Biographical Statement (max. 250 words) and Headshot

        Up to three examples of design work (PDF)

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David Barrett Memorial Scholarship
Award: $12,000
Deadline: 2014 Competition is Closed

The David Barrett Memorial Scholarship is given biennially to recognize an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student’s work which demonstrates a continuing interest and ability in utilizing classical designs and traditional materials, inclusive of furniture and fabrics. All applicants must submit a personal statement, letter of recommendation, prepared design portfolio featuring 8 -12 design components with a written description detailing how classical designs and traditional materials are used in each design component.


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David Barrett Memorial Scholarship