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Interior Design Senior from Sheridan College Awarded Inaugural Ensemble Technology Scholarship

Hollywood, Fla. (April 7, 2023)PAVE Global, in partnership with Ensemble, is delighted to announce Jessica Kirk from Sheridan College’s Interior Design Program (Class of 2023) as the recipient of the inaugural Ensemble Technology Scholarship.

“In collaboration with PAVE Global, Ensemble Business Group would like to congratulate Jessica Kirk from Sheridan College as the recipient of the 2023 Technology Scholarship. We extend our appreciation to all of the talented design students from colleges and universities across the United States and Canada who submitted applications to the inaugural Scholarship with PAVE. Ensemble Business Group would like to recognize Jessica for her holistic approach to the challenge with her thoughtful observations, clear articulation of industry opportunities, presentation prowess, and technical rendering abilities. All resulted in our final selection. We are excited to present her with the award of a brand-new Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 Laptop + Software. Congratulations Jessica!” said Brian Dyches, Founder & CEO of Ensemble.

Excerpt from the Portfolio of Jessica Kirk

Launched in conjunction with PAVE’s year-long 30th-anniversary celebration- this scholarship recognizes and supports professional readiness in college-level Architecture, Interior Design, and Environmental Graphic Design students who are interested in pursuing careers designing retail, restaurant, or hospitality environments. The award for the recipient is a state-of-the-art technology package featuring a brand-new Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 Laptop and Software, valued at $1,500.

In addition to sharing highlights from their portfolios, students were asked to respond to a series of questions in a short essay. In her response, Jessica had this to say about her future as a designer- I am inspired to one day work within the hospitality and/or retail industry to create meaningful designs and concepts that enhance and positively impact user experience and how we interact with the world around us. As a designer, it is my goal to surpass the expected to create spaces layered with interest that spark meaning in everyday life.”

Excerpt from the Portfolio of Jessica Kirk

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its thirteenth year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers related to the design and creation of consumer environments, 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 $244,500 in financial aid grants and scholarships in the past five years.​

Excerpt from the Portfolio of Jessica Kirk

About Ensemble

Ensemble is a curated global collection of passionate storytellers, designers, and architects working to create a seamless end-to-end service model for our clients. We bring the business world closer by creating avenues for companies to build meaningful environments and breathe new life into their brand.

Offerings include Creative Services in Brand Strategy, Branding, Interiors, Environmental Graphic Design and Visualization. As well as Support Services in Architectural Production, BIM Management and Visualization.

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About PAVE Global

Founded in 1992 as The Planning and Visual Education Partnership, PAVE Global is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, with all proceeds benefitting PAVE’s educational programs. The organization enables young talent to build successful careers designing and creating consumer environments. Our vision is to cultivate relationships with students, educators, and the design industry through financial assistance, top-industry thinking, inspiration, and mentorship.

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