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IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship

IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship

In partnership with the IIDA Foundation, the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship seeks to recognize that creating a diverse design community is paramount in making the world of design a more inclusive and innovative place.

With the understanding that the design profession is enriched by increasing diversity at all levels, IA Interior Architects established the scholarship to recognize outstanding students who represent the future of the industry. IA also believes that interior design students will be a major force leading the way so the design industry has a well-defined voice in the diversity discussion. Every student, with their varied backgrounds and inherent differences, will help push the profession to be better and champion this important movement. IA is looking forward to hearing what the next generation of designers has to say.

Entry Information

Review the official submission guidelines.

Important Dates 

The submission period is now closed.

Judging - November 2019
Recipients Announced - December 2019


One $5,000 scholarship
One $3,000 scholarship
Four $500 scholarships


For questions or more information, contact Aisha Williams at

2018 Scholarship Recipients

2018 First Place
Daniel Twum
Savannah College of Art and Design

Read the winning essays from the 2018 scholarship recipients