Proudly Sponsored by:

Shop! 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2023 BY 11:59 PM EASTERN

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its thirteenth year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry, including but not limited to careers in retail design, visual merchandising, interior design, architecture, product design, UX design, graphic design, and industrial design. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school. PAVE has awarded students over $233,000 in financial grants and scholarships in the past three years.

The Shop! Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in Interior Design, Retail Design, Hospitality Design, Visual Merchandising, Architecture, UX Design, Engineering, Industrial Design, Product Design, and similar areas of study.

The recipient of this scholarship will have the choice of attending SHOP! Marketplace 2023 in Austin, Texas - April 25-27, 2023 (registration, airfare, hotel, and per diem covered) or receive a $1,000 scholarship*.

Shop! Marketplace 2023 will be the premier boutique trade fair committed to elevating the in-store experience, presented by the Shop! Association in partnership with VMSD and SmartWork Media, this three-day event will take place April 25-27, 2023, at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, TX.

Retailers, brand owners, and design professionals from across the globe will be inspired by the education, networking, and discovery of the latest curated products, services, and innovations impacting the future of consumer experience.  This is a must-attend opportunity to connect with industry peers in a uniquely sophisticated and experiential setting.


GUIDELINES

  • Student must be a current 3rd or 4th-year student (4-year program) or 2nd-year student (2-year program) as of April 2023.
  • Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Interior Design, Retail Design, Hospitality Design, Visual Merchandising, UX Design, Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Design, Product Design, or similar areas of study.
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Student must be located and studying within the United States.



REQUIREMENTS

The following items must be included in your application for your request to be considered.​​

  • Letter of Consideration (Max 500 Words):
    Why are you interested in a potential career in the design of retail, restaurant, or hospitality environments? What is a design aspiration or trend that you would like to see in the future in regard to these industries? (Essays should address all of the above topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee.)
  • Project Folio (5 Pages Max)
    Highlights of your most recent work. Can be student or professional-based.
  • One Professional Reference
    We will need the phone number and an email address for your reference. Can be a professor, faculty member, or an employer (including internship supervisors). References CAN NOT be friends or family members.
  • Must include a complete copy of your current transcript (official or unofficial).
  • Applications and supporting documents must be submitted through Submittable.
  • All applications must be received by September 6, 2022, by 11:59 pm ET to be considered.

* Award sent directly to recipient's institution, to be applied directly towards tuition or other applicable costs of schooling.
** Grant to be used to cover costs of attending Shop! Marketplace (hotel, airfare, and per diem).

Sponsored by:

Ensemble 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023


The First Annual Ensemble Scholarship recognizes and supports professional readiness in architecture, interior design, and environmental graphic design through the award of a brand-new Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 Laptop + Software.


Ensemble is a curated global collection of passionate storytellers, designers, and architects working to create a seamless end-to-end service model for our clients. We bring the business world closer by creating avenues for companies to build meaningful environments and breathe new life into their brand.

Services include Project & Production Delivery for Interior Design, BIM, and Architectural Drawing Services. www.go-ensemble.com


Guidelines:

  1. Student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4-year program working toward a degree in architecture, interior design, or environmental graphic design with an interest in pursuing a career in the design of retail, restaurant, or hospitality environments.
  2. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  3. Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
  4. Student must be studying and located in the United States or Canada.



Application Requirements:
The following items must be included in your application for your request to be considered:


  • Letter of Explanation (Max. 600 words): Essays should address both of the below topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee.
    What brands or experiences do you gravitate to, and why? (Consider the physical and digital dimensions of the engagement.)
    What brands and experiences do you think are ripe for reinvention? Why? What would you do to improve them?
  • Project Folio (6 pages minimum)
    Describe 1-3 projects maximum, in the retail, restaurant, or hospitality-related markets (student based or professional) that you’ve worked on and that you are proud of (include supporting text and visuals and process work in addition to the finished product).
  • One Professional Reference
    We will need the phone number and email address for your reference. Can be a professor, faculty member, or an employer (including internship supervisors). References CAN NOT be friends or family members.
  • Must include a copy of your current transcript (official or unofficial).
  • Applications and supporting documents must be submitted through Submittable.
  • All applications must be received by Friday, March 17, 2023, at 11:59 PM Eastern/8:59 PM Pacific to be considered.


Questions? Please contact PAVE Global at info@paveglobal.org.

PAVE Global