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John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship

John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship

The John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Fund was created to benefit and further the study of interior design and architecture by students of African-American descent. The scholarship fund is administered through the IIDA Foundation.

Submission Information

Review the submission guidelines.

Important Dates 

Submissions Open – January 10, 2019
Submissions Close – Deadline EXTENDED to March 1, 2019
Evaluation – April 2019
Finalist Interviews – April 2019
Recipients Notified – May 2019
Recipients Announced – June 9, 2019 at the IIDA Annual Meeting in Chicago


Recipients will be eligible to receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funds. 


For questions or more information, contact Aisha Williams at