Working with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, Jacqueline West, an Oscar-nominated costume designer, has started a fashion/costume design scholarship for Native American youth, reports The Mary Sue.
West has been nominated for an Oscar for her work on “The Revenant,” “Quills,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” and the scholarship includes not only $35,000, but an internship with her.
Applications are being accepted now, and the scholarship will be awarded this fall, reports IndieWire. The scholarship is open to all Native youth who are eligible to enter college in the fall of 2016. Applicants can send an essay stating why they should win the scholarship along with up to five sketches, to:
C/O Shirley Wilson Public Relations
FIDM/The Fashion Institute Of Design & Merchandising
919 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Applications are due by July 31, 2016, and can include sketches of fashions or costumes from any time period. The $35,000 scholarship includes full tuition, books, and supplies. It does not include transportation, or living expenses though. Entries will be judged by a panel including West and officials from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.