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2022 IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship 

IA Interior Architects established the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship in partnership with the IIDA Foundation to support and elevate minority students that represent diverse voices in interior design, with the goal of increasing representation and equity of thought and practice across the industry.
A diverse design community drives innovation and inclusion by incorporating varying experiences, voices, and ideas, and as a key part of the future of design, minority students should be a major force pushing the industry towards more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
The program awards one $5,000 scholarship, one $3,000 scholarship, and four $500 scholarships annually. Graduate and undergraduate minority students who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture programs worldwide are encouraged to apply.
“At IA Interior Architects, our commitment to the future of interior architecture is a firm-wide passion. This translates into a desire to invest in the development of young, visionary, minority designers within our studios and industry at large. We recognize that the future of design begins at the university level, and are proud to be part of this initiative. We hope that this scholarship will play a part in moving the needle forward with regard to equity within our industry and beyond.”

-Tom Powers, co-President/CEO, IA Interior Architects

Six total scholarships will be awarded: one $5,000 scholarship, one $3,000 scholarship, and four $500 scholarships. Winners will be announced in March 2022. Membership in IIDA is not required to apply.

For questions on the scholarship, email foundation@iida.org.

For help with the login to submit an entry, email csocker@iida.org.

Important Dates

Competition Opens September 24, 2021
Competition Deadline Extended December 6, 2021