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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 John Czarnecki at


2019 Wilsonart Essay Competition Winner

Dianne Engell

The Foundation Trustees are pleased to announce that Dianne Engell, Student IIDA, from El Centro College is the winner of of the 2019 Wilsonart Essay Competition and the recipient of the $1,000 cash award. In her winning essay, Engell shares her Student Mentoring Program experience at Gensler in Dallas, Texas.

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