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PAVE and VMSD Awards Florida State University Student with Inaugural VMSD Scholarship

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) in partnership with VMSD has awarded Tiffany Machin from Florida State University as the 2021 VMSD Scholarship recipient. This scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the Interior Design, Retail Design, Hospitality Design, Visual Merchandising, Architecture, UX Design, Engineering, and Product Design fields through a $1,000 scholarship or the opportunity to attend the International Retail Design Conference (IRDC) 2021 in Denver, Colorado, September 21-22.

Excerpt from the portfolio of Tiffany Machin

“We are thrilled to congratulate FSU’s Tiffany Machin as the 2021 recipient of the VMSD Scholarship,” said Jennifer Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief/Associate Publisher, of VMSD, the retail industry premier design, and visual merchandising media brand. “We’d also like to congratulate and thank all of the extremely talented students who submitted applications this year. The level and quality of work being done by our student designers is second to none, and it is our great pleasure to support students in their career journey. Tiffany, we hope to see you in Denver this fall at the International Retail Design Conference (IRDC), Sept. 21-22.”

Excerpt from the portfolio of Tiffany Machin

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, 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. In the past three years, PAVE has awarded students over $231,500 in financial grants and scholarships.

Excerpt from the portfolio of Tiffany Machin

About VMSD,

Since 1897, VMSD (Visual Merchandising Store Design) is committed to providing retail professionals with the most up-to-date, innovative retail design ideas and industry news -- and to do so in a way that inspires, challenges, and motivates.

VMSD celebrates the art and science of retail design, drawing on its 120+ year history of serving this market, delivering information and inspiration straight from the high-level executives who drive this industry.

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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