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 design program.
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 $1,234,250 to students since its inception.
2013 $10,000 CFDA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Hannah Kim, Fashion Institute of Technology
Peter Do, Fashion Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Meiklejohn, Rhode Island School of Design
2013 $5,000 CFDA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Esther Shim**, Academy of Art University
Yanan Zhao, Fashion Institute of Technology
Elan Byrd, Parsons The New School for Design
Shin Young Jang, Parsons The New School for Design
** Esther Shim has been selected to receive the Clara Hancox Scholarship Award for Menswear Design