Celebrating Fashion Excellence:
From Concept to Consumer
This year, more than $60,000 worth of scholarships – in the form of cash, experiences and/or products – will be awarded to students at Fashion Group International (FGI)’s Scholarship Competition on Friday, April 21st. In addition to an increase in the amount of money awarded for nearly each competition category, FGI is proud to offer two amazing experiences this year – an opportunity to study at the Paris American Academy and an opportunity to be an apprenticeship to Designer Khanh Nguyen and founder of the clothing label Nha Khanh.
From this point forward, the Scholarship Competition will challenge both students and faculty to submit ‘the best of the best.’ What does that mean? For faculty, it means endorsing only those garments and projects that most would consider ‘the best of the best,’ and, for students, it means entering only those garments and projects that fit the same description. FGI will not limit the number of entries from a given school, but the organization hopes the entries received are truly a reflection of your students’ best work.
Note regarding FGI Career Day: In 2015, FGI of Dallas replaced Career Day with the Scholarship Competition for many reasons, including a mandate from the organization’s worldwide headquarters in New York City. Simply put, FGI is now almost exclusively focused on professionals working in the fashion industry, including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. The Dallas chapter, in an effort to adhere to this mandate and still provide a means to support students, created a foundation for the sole purpose of maintaining the ability to award student scholarships. In fact, it is one of only a few FGI chapters in the world to continue investing in students. Therefore, the sole objective of the Scholarship Competition is now and will remain, into the foreseeable future, a forum for students to earn cash scholarships as well as unique experiences.