New EF Scholarships



NEW BERN, N.C., Feb. 11, 2019 — Applications will be accepted between March 1 and March 31, 2019, for nine scholarships from the Educational Foundation (EF) of IFDA, the International Furnishings and Design Association. Since the early years of this 72-year-old global design industry alliance, EF has awarded scholarships to high-achieving design students as well as grants to talented professionals, internationally.  Last year, EF’s seven annual scholarships totaled $12,500, but for this year, two have been added that expands that amount to $18,000.

“We are excited about these scholarships, which allow us to celebrate the talented individuals who are emerging in the design and furnishings industry,” said Merry Mabbett Dean, FIFDA, Chairman of the Board of the Educational Foundation of IFDA.  “We continue to be committed to improving our industry by supporting students and enhancing public awareness through educational and philanthropic programs.”

Applicants must be currently enrolled and scholarships are paid to the school for the 2019 fall semester tuition.  Winners will be notified by July 31, 2019, unless otherwise stated.  The website has detailed information and applications: