VCUarts Fashion students receive prestigious scholarship

By VCUarts staff

Five VCUarts students recently won the distinguished Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Case Study Competition.

The annual FSF Case Study Competition is a highly competitive scholarship program that receives hundreds of applicants from over 70 partner schools including Harvard, Parsons and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Each year, the application challenges fashion students to submit an in-depth case study that addresses current issues in the fashion industry.

This year’s VCUarts winners are: three-time FSF award winner, Alex Britto (design track); two-time award winner Sadie Kinzer (merchandising track); Bria Roberts (merchandising track); Ela Singleton (merchandising track) and Bryanna Strickland (merchandising track).

This year also marks the department’s largest percentage (63%) of winners to applicants since being accepted as a FSF partner school in 2015. 

“The hard work and dedication of these students combined with excellent faculty and alumni mentorship contributed to this excellent result. It is an understatement to say we are all thrilled,” said Deidra Arrington, chair of VCUarts Department of Fashion and Merchandising.

Awardees receive a scholarship ranging from $7,500-$25,000. In addition, they can join the FSF Mentor program, attend exclusive networking and education events and will have access to internships and job opportunities with FSF’s partner organizations. 

This year’s winners will be honored at the FSF Awards Gala on April 3, 2023 in New York City.