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CFDA names 2022 scholarship recipients

Published
Aug 31, 2022

The CFDA revealed on Thursday the winners of the 2022 CFDA Scholar Awards.

Haixi Ren, Parsons School of Design. - CFDA


This year, the program awarded 26 scholarships, among 372 submissions, which it received via a new open-access application approach, in an effort to encourage increased community inclusion and expanded reach. The criteria for selection included financial need, talent, and professional potential.

“The CFDA continues to invest in the future of the American fashion industry and its ecosystem,” said CFDA CEO, Steven Kolb. 

“Our 2022 goal was to meet or exceed the 81 percent of last year’s scholarships awarded to diverse and underrepresented student design talent, and we’re proud to have reached this goal.”

Among the winners, the largest $50,000 Geoffrey Beene Design Masters Scholar award went to Haixi Ren, of Parsons School of Design. Next, the $25,000 Liz Claiborne Design for Impactful Futures Scholar Award went to Melany Corchado, of Parsons School of Design, and the $30,000 Re: Generation Innovation Scholar Award CFDA + Swarovski Foundation was awarded to Isabella Kostrzewa, also from Parsons School of Design. 

Multiple $25,000 CFDA Design Scholar Awards went to Maliki Gilbert, Savannah College of Art and Design; Drake Dabbs, The University of Texas at Austin (Undergraduate); and Jasmin Risk, Parsons School of Design (Graduate). 

Likewise, the $25,000 scholarship by Avani Gregg went to Tara Sears, Marist College, while several $25,000 Scholarships by Häagen-Dazs went to Alissa Divak, Marist College; Arjahn Cox, Parsons School of Design; Bradford Billingsley, Parsons School of Design and; Heejin Hwang, Fashion Institute of Technology

Lastly, $200,000 was awarded to 15 winners, as part of the Coach Dream It Real x CFDA Design Scholarship Award.

Since 1996, the CFDA has awarded approximately $2.7 million and 321 scholarships. All CFDA scholarships are earmarked for tuition, and thesis collection/portfolio expenses.

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