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The VMSD Scholarship is back for 2022 and now accepting applications!

PAVE Global is proud to once again partner with VMSD to launch the second annual VMSD Scholarship!

This scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in students pursuing degrees in Interior Design, Retail Design, Hospitality Design, Visual Merchandising, Architecture, UX/UI Design, Engineering, Product Design, and similar programs.

The recipient of this year's scholarship will have the opportunity to receive a $1,500 scholarship* or a $1,500 grant** to attend the International Retail Design Conference (IRDC) in Columbus, Ohio, October 26-27, 2022 (includes registration to the conference valued at $1,200). The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Presented annually by VMSD magazine, IRDC is a one-of-a-kind conference that delivers two full days of education and design dialogue. Recognized as the premier educational and networking event for the store design and visual merchandising communities, attending IRDC offers student designers a unique opportunity to broaden their knowledge of retail design while they interact with and learn directly from professionals.

2021 VMSD Scholarship Recipient Tiffany Machin (fourth from the left) from Florida State at IRDC 2021.

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its thirteenth 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 $233,000 in financial grants and scholarships in the past three years.

Learn more and apply for the 2022 VMSD Scholarship at by Tuesday, September 6, 2022, by 11:59 PM Eastern.


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.

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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