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All-New Ingenious Scholarship Sponsored by ZenGenius, Inc.

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

Hollywood, Fla. (November 6, 2020)The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the launch of the all-new Ingenious Scholarship sponsored by ZenGenius, Inc. This scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the Visual Merchandising, Fashion Merchandising, Retail Merchandising, Interior Design and Hospitality Management fields through a $2,500 scholarship. The deadline to apply January 31, 2021.

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its eleventh 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 and planning, and visual merchandising industries. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. PAVE has awarded over $260,000 in financial grants and scholarships over the past eleven years to students.

Learn more and apply for the Ingenious Scholarship at by January 31, 2021.

About ZenGenius, Inc.,

As a creative agency rooted in the principles and practice of visual merchandising, we provide solutions for brand activation through visual strategy and development, planning, sourcing, implementation and hands-on execution, bringing life to consumer experiences across all platforms. Employing the best visual merchandisers and designers, we’re your resource to create visual experiences that elevate your space to the next level, drive consumer traffic and increase sales. Founded in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio by creative directors and visual merchandising experts, Joe Baer and Paul Cook, ZenGenius was built on the belief that our unique talents are an opportunity and a gift to help the world through visual merchandising. More than 20 years later, ZenGenius has built an extensive network of visual merchandisers, creative directors, stylists and designers, who constantly question, tinker and challenge the status quo to bring life to your brand through visual experiences.

About PAVE,

Founded in 1992, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership's (PAVE) objective is to encourage students to study in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, and manufacturers to interact with and support design students. These objectives are accomplished through competitions, projects, seminars, workshops, and grants and scholarships funded by the annual Gala and other fundraising activities. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation.

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