In 1986, the CFDA established an endowed scholarship at Parsons School of Design, in
memory of Member and previous president Perry Ellis.
In 1996, the CFDA Scholarship Program was created to award annual merit-based scholarship
grants to students in their junior year of study in a four-year, full-time college level fashion
The Clara Hancox Scholarship Fund was established in 2007, to support the next generation of
menswear designers. Clara Hancox reported for the Daily News Record (DNR) from 1944-1993,
and was a great friend to the menswear industry. Each year, the CFDA will select one aspiring
menswear design student from among the applicants within its existing Scholarship Program to
receive the Clara Hancox Scholarship Award.
The CFDA Scholarship Program is highly competitive, and entrants represent the best from the
country’s top design colleges and universities. The CFDA Scholarship Program has awarded
$1,399,250 to students since its inception.
2015 $10,000 CFDA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Jennifer Lee, Parsons The New School for Design
Pitzy Villagomez Ortega, Academy of Art University
2015 $10,000 CFDA SCHOLARSHIP WINNER + CLARA HANCOX SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Young Shin Hong, Savannah College of Art and Design
2015 $5,000 CFDA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Tongxu Shan, Pratt Institute
Minsu Kim, Parsons The New School for Design
Anh Phuong Thy Do, Academy of Art University
2015 CFDA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS HONORABLE MENTIONS
Sunghee Yoon, Parsons The New School for Design
Jennifer Vinh, Fashion Institute of Technology