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IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship Submission Guidelines

Who Should Enter

This scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students worldwide who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.

Submission Requirements

Students must submit a 500-word essay on “The Influence of Diversity on the Future of Design Thinking.” Essays will need to address the ways designers can reshape norms and ideate on the future of our industry, and how the profession can prepare for the unexpected at the intersection of interior architecture and technology.

Your essay must be submitted digitally through the award website. Each submission must include your essay and entry form with: 

  • Your name
  • IIDA Member ID (if a current IIDA Member)
  • Essay title
  • Contact information
  • Name of university you are currently attending
  • Expected degree and graaduation date
  • Copy of your current school ID

If any of the above documentation is not included, your application will not be reviewed. Any inclusions other than those requested will be removed from your application.


The IIDA Foundation Board of Trustees and IA Interior Architects will review the essays and select the scholarship recipients. 


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