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CFDA Scholarship ProgramsCFDA Scholarship Programs offer educational assistance to students enrolled in college to study fashion design. The scholarships are offered in partnership with designers and participating fashion design schools.

The scholarships include the CFDA Scholarship Program, the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship Award, and the Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award. The CFDA Scholarship Program awards merit-based scholarship grants to students in their junior year who are attending full-time a four-year, college-level fashion design program.

The Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award is for students who will be in their senior year of college in fashion design; the award can be used for tuition and other educational expenses. The Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship Award may also be used in the senior college year and is based on merit. All entries are judged by fashion industry experts.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association formed in 1962 to support the growth of the American fashion industry. Members include over 400 U.S. designers of women's and men's clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Past presidents have included designers Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Perry Ellis, and Diane von Furstenberg. The scholarships are funded by the CFDA foundation, Inc., whose function is to raise funds for industry events and other charitable projects, and designers.

The deadline for this scholarship VARIES each year, and the award amount is usually $5,000 - $25,000.

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