Industrial Fabrics Foundation Invites Applications for Textile Engineering, Design Scholarships

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation has been the philanthropic voice of the specialty fabrics industry for nearly twenty years. During that time, IFF has provided more than $300,000 in scholarships for higher education and grants in support of research, development, and industry awareness efforts.

Scholarships are paid directly to the students' schools for fall semester tuition. Scholarships include the Textile Industry Engineering Scholarship, the Textile Industry Product Design Scholarship, the Textile Industry Architectural Design Scholarship, and the Don Williams Scholarship.

1) Textile Industry Engineering Scholarship: Each year, IFF awards a single $5,000 scholarship to a textile engineering student for tuition expenses at an accredited college, university, or technical school. To be eligible, applicants must be a chemical engineering/material science major, a textile science and engineering major, a fiber science major, a civil engineering major with a geogsynthetic interest, or a textile engineering major.

2) Textile Industry Product Design Scholarship: A single $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for tuition expenses at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Applicants must be enrolled in an industrial design, product development/soft good design, functional apparel design, or textile end-product-related design program.

3) Textile Industry Architectural Design Scholarship: A single $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for tuition expenses at an accredited college or university architect or design program. Applicants must be enrolled in an architecture, design, or textile building application program.

4) Don Williams Scholarship: A single $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for tuition expenses at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Applicants must be enrolled in a textile-related program.

See the IFF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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