The 19-year-old Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship Program announced 14 talented and dedicated art and design students who will receive tuition grants for the 2014-2015 academic year. This year marks a huge milestone for the program–a grand total of $1 million in scholarships have been awarded to 651 students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. AIGA Executive Director Richard Grefé noted, “The profession thrives on the creativity and perspective of young designers from diverse backgrounds, particularly those committed to making a real difference in the human experience, using creativity to defeat habit.”
Yathrib Ragsdale mentors minority, first generation, college bound students. Myles Thompson educates his college campus about African American art and culture. And Kawing Ng manages a Meetup group called VolunteerNY to bring together people who share a common goal of giving back to the community. These talented and dedicated students are among 14 recipients of the 2014–2015 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships, awarded each year to art and design college students who demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility.
Click here to read more about the scholarship program and awardees, online at AIGA.org.