THE KEVIN ROCHE
RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP

"Good design is making something intelligible and memorable- 

Great design is making something memorable and meaningful."

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Kevin Roche

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

The Kevin Roche Recognition Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in current students pursuing degrees in Interior Design, Graphic Design, UX Design, Product Design, Visual Merchandising, and Architecture.

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its twelfth year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry, including but not limited to careers in retail design, visual merchandising, interior design, architecture, product design, UX design, graphic design, and industrial design. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school. PAVE has awarded students over $231,500 in financial grants and scholarships in the past three years.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021
BY 11:59 PM EASTERN.

THE AWARD

One student will be hand-selected by Kevin Roche to be recognized as the recipient of this scholarship. The recipient will receive:

  • A $2,000 Scholarship*

  • 20 hours with Kevin Roche for mentoring and introductions to global design agencies for internships or post-graduation job interviews.

  • Expenses will be covered (airfare, hotel, event tickets, and per diem according to gsa.gov rates) for the recipient to attend the Kevin Roche Talk and PAVE Holiday Celebration in NYC, December 8th. Where they will be recognized amongst their peers and industry professionals and have the opportunity to network and make new connections.

* Award sent directly to recipient's institution, to be applied directly towards tuition or other applicable costs of schooling.

GUIDELINES

  • Student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4-year program working toward a degree in Interior Design, Graphic Design, UX Design, Product Design, Visual Merchandising, or Architecture, focusing on the retail environments, restaurant, or hospitality industries

  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Student must be a full-time student, enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

  • Student must be located and studying within the United States.

REQUIREMENTS

The following items must be included in your application for your request to be considered.

 

1.) Prepare a simple written and visual response, please no more than 8 pages, to these three questions with visuals.

  1. Why are you passionate about DESIGN?​

  2. What inspires you?

  3. How could you imagine your contribution as a designer and as a global citizen?

2.) One written letter of reference. Can be a professor, faculty member or an employer (including internship supervisors).- References CANNOT be friends or family members.

3. ) Must include a copy of your current transcript (official or unofficial)

4.) Applications and supporting documents must be submitted through Submittable.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021

BY 11:59 PM EASTERN.

 

HAVE QUESTIONS? REACH OUT TO US AT
INFO@PAVEGLOBAL.ORG!

ABOUT KEVIN ROCHE

Kevin Roche, a design professional, and retail industry leader whose background includes over forty years of global experience across Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, and Europe integrating strategy, planning, design, architecture alongside the classic marketing, operations, merchandising finance, and C-Suite executives. Most recently as SVP of Design and Construction, he led the new and redevelopment of LVMH’s and DFS Group’s leading Galleria and Travel Retail sectors. Representative of his iconic projects includes the renovation of the recently opened La Samaritaine, Paris, Il Fondaco De Tedeschi, Venice, Le Bon Marche, Paris, and Sun Plaza, Hong Kong.