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AIGA Nebraska is proud to offer the Designing Opportunity Scholarship annually to students who exhibit excellence in their field, in order to provide winning recipients with financial support to further their craft. AIGA Nebraska will award two winners, each to receive a $500 scholarship to the institution of their choice and a one year Contributing AIGA Membership.

 

Any form of design is eligible: web, print and communication design, architecture, engineering, fine arts and more. If it requires critical thought and creativity, we’d love to include you.

 

Winners will be announced at the AIGA Show on November 4, 2017.

Requirements:

To apply for the Designing Opportunity Scholarship, you don’t need to be a designer. However, you must:

  • Be pursuing an educational path as either a
      • Nebraska high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
      • Nebraska resident who is continuing their education outside of Nebraska
  • Specify an institution where you will be furthering your education.
      • If selected, the award will be sent directly to the institution
  • Include a letter of recommendation from an educator or employer (uploaded with your entry);
  • Submit up to four portfolio pieces in a single PDF that meets the following criteria:
      • Multiple images may be submitted to represent each portfolio piece.
      • A brief description, statement or strategy may accompany the piece.
      • You will be disqualified if you submit more than four pieces.
  • Write an essay response (250-750 words) answering the question,
    “How will this scholarship provide an opportunity for you?”;

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted from August 1st — October 10th

Scholarship recipients will be contacted by email and announced on the AIGA Nebraska website.

Possible Because of Our Community

The Designing Opportunity Scholarship is funded by AIGA Nebraska through events, merchandise sales and community donations. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to everyone whose contributions—monetary and otherwise—continue to make this annual scholarship possible.

About AIGA Nebraska

AIGA Nebraska is a volunteer-run, membership-fueled nonprofit that exists to support, empower and unite practitioners, patrons and pupils of all types of design. We serve our members by facilitating communication and relationships, providing tools and resources for learning and career building, and by promoting design through events, sponsorship, advocacy and initiatives.

Possible Because of You

The Designing Opportunity Scholarship is funded by AIGA Nebraska through events, merchandise sales and community donations. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to everyone whose contributions—monetary and otherwise—continue to make this annual scholarship possible.

About AIGA Nebraska

AIGA Nebraska is a volunteer-run, membership-fueled nonprofit that exists to support, empower and unite practitioners, patrons and pupils of all types of design. We serve our members by facilitating communication and relationships, providing tools and resources for learning and career building, and by promoting design through events, sponsorship, advocacy and initiatives.

Winners will be announced at the AIGA Show on November 4, 2017.

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