Interior Design Scholarships

IFDA Educational Foundation

All applications are accepted beginning March 1, 2018 with the deadline set at March 31, 2018.

IFDA-EF has changed the applicant requirement from an official transcript to a transcript.

  • IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship — $1,500
    Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, Extra Credit For Volunteer Work/Leadership
  • Part-Time Student Scholarship — $1,500
    Open To Currently Enrolled, Part-Time Undergraduate Students
  • IFDA Student Member Scholarship — $2,000
    Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Members
  • Vercille Voss IFDA Graduate Student Scholarship — $2,000
    Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Graduate Students
  • Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship — $3,000
    Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate or Graduate Students
  • Tricia LeVangie Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship — $1,500
    Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate Students
  • Window Fashion Certified Professional Fast Track Scholarship-One Full Registration ($1,000)
    Open To Currently Enrolled, Two or Three Year Interior Design or Related Program Students


Karen Dzendolet, IFDA-EF Director of Scholarships and Grants; (413) 345-0863, | Promoting Interior Design, Arts, and Architecture

Apply to win $1,500 for your education or living expenses

Los Angeles lighting retailer is proud to announce the 2017-2018 Interior Design Scholarship. Lamps Expo will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a current or prospective architecture, or interior design student at an accredited university or college in the U.S. or Canada. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. The scholarship will be awarded based upon an essay submission as described below.

Lamps Expo is a family-owned business, operating in the Los Angeles area since 1998. The 2-story designer showroom boasts a line card of over 100 brands, including designer favorites such as: Swarovski, Schonbek, Hubbardton Forge, Artermide, Hinkley, and Arteriors. Our lighting design experts are always happy to help find the perfect ceiling light, wall light, or outdoor fixture. It’s no wonder why we have become a go-to destination for interior designers, set decorators, and developers.

We know how expensive a good education can be, and we want to do our part to help!

Who can apply?

The interior design scholarship is open to students 18 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the U.S. and Canada. Students must be currently enrolled at least part-time in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.

How to apply?

Simply submit an essay of 500-1,000 words describing the importance of lighting in interior design, and ways in which lighting can be incorporated to augment & improve interior design and architectural elements.

To submit your essay:

– save the file as a PDF with the following naming format: firstname.lastname.pdf

– email your PDF file to, or send via snail mail (with proof of delivery) to: 323 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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