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The mission of The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is to support students studying in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising; therefore, PAVE has created the Student Scholarship Program to assist students with funds to cover basic needs. In nine years, PAVE's Scholarship Program has proudly granted over $200,000 to students.

The Bergmeyer Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in Interior Design, Architecture and Graphic Design through a $1,500 scholarship* and opportunity to take part in an immersive virtual learning experience with some of the industry's top designers at Bergmeyer.

Creative. Connected. Curious. Bergmeyer is a Design Collaborative; inspired through partnership, thoughtfully creative, inherently curious, and driven to fulfill their clients’ needs. They design for their clients’ clients, the people whose lives and experiences are enhanced by their work, by focusing on understanding the end user while delivering on each clients’ vision and return on investment.

Services include Architecture, Interior Design, Branding, Graphic Design, Strategy. Visual Merchandising, Program Management, Sustainability Consulting, Placemaking, and Event Design + Activation. Markets include Retail, Restaurant, Workplace, Commercial, Multi-Family Residential, Academic, Cultural, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Pop-Up + Temporary Experiences. (www.bergmeyer.com)


  1. Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Interior Design, Graphic Design or Architecture, with a focus in the retail environments, restaurant or hospitality industries.
  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 a citizen of the United States or Canada.

Application Requirements:

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

  1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 600 words): Tell us about yourself. 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? Describe a retail experience or engagement with a brand that has been memorable and meaningful to you. (Essays should address all of the above topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee.)
  2. Project Folio (6 pages min.): Describe 1-3 retail, restaurant, or hospitality related projects (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).
  3. One written letter of reference. Can be a professor, faculty member or an employer (including internship supervisors). References CANNOT be friends or family members.
  4. Must include a copy of your transcript (official or un-official)
  5. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted digitally through Submittable.
  6. All applications must be received by January 15, 2021 to be considered.
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