The BFW Scholarship Fund is taking in applicants!
The BFW Scholarship Fund provides an educational grant to African American’s who are limited financially and have displayed a compelling desire to pursue a career in the fashion industry, despite adverse situations they have encountered.
These challenges may have ranged from socio-economic setbacks including teen pregnancy; former incarceration; interrupted schooling; poverty and homelessness.
Why are we doing this?
According to datawheel.us in 2017 the student population at the Fashion Institute of Technology for Black or African American was 9.27%, as compared to 44.3% White, 18.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 11.2% Asian. This is tragic! Our aim is to eradicate financial barriers that can hinder this demographic of creatives from obtaining the necessary education that is vital to their journey to fulfilling their fashion dreams.
Until now, there has not been an organization in existence that provides black fashion professionals sufficient access to higher education, capital, mentorship, the advice of business experts, advertising opportunities and distributors.
Who we Are
Black Fashion World Foundation is a game-changing 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to address this problem by creating such access and shattering the barriers of lack for these fashion entrepreneurs.
BFW Foundation is designing a world where there is no lack of access to higher education, capital, mentorship, advice of business experts, advertising opportunities or distributors
Who is eligible?
– African American, Black, Pan African
– High School seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools.
– Career Changers may apply. Must not have an undergraduate degree.
– US citizen or Permanent Resident.
– 18 to 44 years of age
– Minimum 2.0 GPA
– Household income not exceeding $75,000 USD.
Your proof of resilience in the face of adversity and a willingness to make positive contributions to their communities are necessary for consideration. So you must effectively communicate how you will serve the community upon completion of the program.
Compelling Factors to consider for a fashion career.
– Display of Leadership
– Community Service
– Socio-Economic Factors
– Quality of Essay and/or Video Message Submission
– Testimonials to Character
Read the eligibility requirements (above) carefully prior to submitting your application. All winners will be notified on or before the 31st of July, 2022.
Application Deadline : August 1, 2022
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