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 Minneapolis to work with the Target Design team. The winner attends and is announced at the annual CFDA Fashion Awards in June.