CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship, in partnership with Target


In 2011, the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship Program, which had previously been a nationwide scholarship competition for high school students, was re-positioned as  an exclusive opportunity for full-time sophomore fashion design students who  attend one of CFDA’s Participating Schools. All awards are based on merit, and monies will be used towards the students’ tuition and/or educational expenses.

Target  makes a significant donation annually to help endow this program. To recognize Target’s unwavering dedication to support emerging design talent, the top winner is awarded $25,000 and the title Target Fashion Scholar. In addition, Target arranges for supplemental learning opportunities on the Target Fashion Scholar’s behalf – including a trip to their headquarters in Minneapolisto work with the Target Design team.  The winner attends and is announced at the annual CFDA Fashion Awards in June.


2012 Target Fashion Scholar

Erin Robertson

Massachusetts College of Art & Design


Five (5) additional students were selected to win awards each in the amount of $5,000. Winners were selected based on design talent and their mood board presentation, in addition to answers contained within their written application.


2012 Finalists

Sijun Guo                                                Academy of Art University

Yijia Jiang                                              Academy of Art University

Cherng-Hann Lee                             Academy of Art University

Nicholas Mejia                                    Parsons The New School for Design

Kadence Tang                                     Parsons The New School for Design



Selection Committee

The 2012 CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship Selection Committee was comprised of representatives from CFDA, Teen Vogue and Target – as well as designers/CFDA Members Lela Rose and Eddie Borgo.