Three VCUarts Fashion students selected to receive prestigious scholarship

By VCUarts staff

This year, three VCUarts Fashion Design + Merchandising students have won the coveted Fashion Scholarship Fund’s Case Study Competition. Founded in 1937, the Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and investing in fashion students and promising young talent in the fashion industry.

The 2022 VCUarts award winners are: fashion + design major Alexander Britto (junior) and merchandising majors Sharon (Viva) Chapman (senior) and Sadie Kinzer (sophomore).

The annual FSF Case Study Scholarship is an extremely competitive scholarship program and receives applications from approximately 65 member schools including: Cornell, Parsons School of Design, Harvard and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Each year, the scholarship application requires participants to respond to a topic that focuses on modern issues facing the fashion industry.

Competition winners will receive $7,500 to $20,000 in scholarship money and access to internship and job opportunities through FSF partner companies. Award recipients will also be connected to corporate recruiters at FSF’s Talent Acquisition events. 

In addition, this year’s awardees will be honored at the FSF awards gala, an annual event in New York City, on February 7, 2022. The gala will be attended by the FSF’s Board of Governors as well as industry executives and leaders.