Five students from the Department of Fashion Design + Merchandising have been awarded 2019 YMA/FSF scholarships. For the first time, a VCUarts student—Levi Haskins—earned a perfect score in the case study competition to win a $7,500 scholarship.
The winning students are pictured above, standing between Patricia Brown, department chair, and Deidra Arrington, assistant chair and associate professor. From left to right, the students are: Kate O’Neal, a junior merchandising major; Celine Abello, a senior design major; Levi Haskins, a sophomore design major; and Kathy Schraf, a senior design major. Not pictured is Jane Terrell, a junior merchandising major, who is studying abroad.
The Young Men’s Association Fashion Scholarship Fund supports professionals at the outset of their careers. VCUarts is one of 64 member schools partnering with YMA, alongside Harvard, Cornell, FIT, Parsons, UCLA and other institutions with prestigious fashion programs. 2019 marks the fourth year of the fashion department’s eligibility in the scholarship competition.