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John J Nelson Sr Legacy Scholarship Fund

John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Fund

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 who are currently enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit CIDA-accredited interior design or NAAB-accredited architecture program. The scholarship fund is administered through the IIDA Foundation.

Nelson is a known supporter of design education, diversity, and unfettered access to education. The Foundation values Nelson’s history of advocating to increase diversity in design and architecture by championing students of all backgrounds.

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IIDA Foundation

To contact the Foundation, email foundation@iida.org.