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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, Director of Industry Relations & Special Events, at  

The Foundation Trustees are pleased to announce that Ashley Aurigemma, Student IIDA, of Miami Dade College and the IIDA South Florida Chapter is the recipient of the $1,000 award for her essay in the 2016 Wilsonart Essay Competition. In her winning essay she shares her experience at CallisonRTKL as part of the IIDA Student Mentoring Program.

"On Friday, March 25, 2016, I took part of an opportunity most college students don’t have the privilege of experiencing. Thanks to the IIDA and amazing volunteers that are passionate about what they do and sacrifice time out their busy schedules to provide students an opportunity to receive a mentor and shadow designers in the business for a day." Read More