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IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship Submission Guidelines

Who Should Enter

This scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.

Submission Requirements

Students will submit a 500-word essay that expresses their point of view on the world of design through different lenses, and how diversity and innovation are interrelated.

Your essay must be submitted digitally through the award website. Each submission must include your essay and entry form with: 

  • Your name
  • IIDA Member ID (if a current IIDA Member)
  • Essay title
  • Contact information
  • Name of university you are currently attending
  • Expected degree and graaduation date
  • Copy of your current school ID

If any of the above documentation is not included, your application will not be reviewed. Any inclusions other than those requested will be removed from your application.


The IIDA Foundation Board of Trustees and IA Interior Architects will review the essays and select the scholarship recipients. 


For questions or more information, contact Aisha Williams at