Thanks to Gucci, 22 fortunate college students in North America will get some assist paying their school tuition.
The Italian luxurious model as we speak revealed the names of the 2021 class of its Gucci Changemakers North America Scholars program. The college students will every obtain an instructional scholarship for as much as $20,000, in addition to mentorship and digital internship alternatives by means of Gucci America.
Of the 450 college students who utilized for the Scholarship funding, solely 22 had been chosen. They are: Akin White, freshman, Norfolk State University; Ar’Myiah Lee, freshman, Parsons School of Design; Brianna Bryson, freshman, Howard University; Clayson Fletcher, junior, Humber College; Diana McCready, junior, Bard College; Jeffrey McCready, sophomore, Rhode Island School of Design; Keith Herron, junior, Fordham University; Yetunde Sapp, junior, Parsons School of Design; Zahri Jackson, senior, New York University; Zuri Duarte, junior, The University of California – Los Angeles; Aboubacar Barrie, sophomore, Georgia Institute of Technology; Beatrice Alisme, sophomore, Miami Dade College; Dinasty Ly, senior, Fashion Institute of Technology; Elijah Huggins-English, sophomore, Fashion Institute of Technology; Matthew Williams, sophomore, Kent State University; Mikaela Mosley, senior, Howard University; Quinten Clifford, freshman, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising; John Davillier, freshman, University of Southern California; Lacey Garza, freshman, Kingsborough Community College; Kevin Ngo, freshman, City College of San Francisco, and repeat recipient Miles Richards, sophomore, College for Creative Studies.
“We are honored to announce the selection of these talented and creative students from all backgrounds and regions in North America,” mentioned Antoine Phillips, vp of name and tradition engagement at Gucci. “They represent HBCUs, community colleges, fashion schools and non-fashion schools alike. Their diverse points of view embody the future of not only fashion, but creative industries as a whole. We look forward to engaging with all of our scholars over the coming months ahead.”
In addition, Gucci has chosen D’on Lauren Edwards, senior, Savannah College of Art and Design because the recipient of the Gucci North America Changemakers x CFDA Scholars by Design award, created to assist one female-identifying individual of shade who’s beginning their closing 12 months of a trend design program at an accredited four-year undergraduate school or college. The scholarship is a $20,000 one-year award.
This 2021 class of recipients be a part of Gucci’s Changemakers group, which incorporates the inaugural 2020 Changemakers class of recipients utilizing the funding to pursue trend and inventive arts levels at 14 North American colleges.
Miles Richards, a 2020 and 2021 Gucci Changemakers Scholar, mentioned, “After being granted the opportunity to be one of the recipients of the Gucci Changemakers Scholars award, I found an unbelievable amount of stress taken off my shoulders. And without a shadow of a doubt, the program provided me with the creative freedom to express myself without the burden of tuition during my first year as an art major.”
All awardees can have the chance to take part within the Gucci Program for Scholars, a six-week-long digital summer season program the place college students study trend profession paths, partake in skill-building workshops and have interaction with all departments at Gucci North America. The subsequent spherical of purposes for the Gucci North America Changemakers Scholarship Program will open in fall 2021.
In February, Gucci awarded its second spherical of 15 nonprofit recipients as much as $50,000 for a one-year funding cycle. The fund launched in 2019 to award $1 million yearly to assist group organizations targeted on rising inclusion and variety in varied communities and cities.