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Wilsonart Student Education Fund

The Wilsonart Student Education Fund was established to provide financial support for activities directly related to the advancement of the professional development of IIDA Student members.

The IIDA Foundation sincerely appreciates Wilsonart’s interest in and support of interior design students.

Wilsonart Essay Competition

The Wilsonart Essay Competition is open to IIDA Student members who participate in the IIDA Student Mentoring Program. The winner of the competition receives $1,000 courtesy of the Wilsonart Student Education Fund. Wilsonart will also provide roundtrip airfare and two-night hotel stay in Chicago during NeoCon. The student will also be featured on the IIDA website, the biweekly e-newsletter DesignMatters, and in the IIDA Student Member quarterly e-newsletter, QUAD.

Read the competition guidelines for more details.

Questions? Contact Aisha Williams, Senior Director of Industry Relations & Special Events, at  


Suzanne Sabia

The Foundation Trustees are pleased to announce that Suzanne Sabia, Student IIDA, of the University of Alabama and the IIDA Alabama Chapter, is the recipient of the 2017 Wilsonart Essay Competition $1,000 cash award. In her winning essay she shares her Student Mentoring Program experience at Office Pavilion in Houston, Texas.

"The most valued experience to me is not a short cut in AutoCAD or a particular sales pitch that will land the client, but having a positive network that surrounds me and knowing that there are genuine people around me who want to see me succeed."
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