If style runs through your veins, fashion blogs bookmark your browser window and couture is more than word, but a lifestyle to you, Latina Fashionista’s first scholarship for high school girls interested in a career in fashion can be your educational ticket.
Latina Fashionista, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Latinas reach their careers in the fields of designing, writing, textile designing, buying, and other fashion fields, is giving out a $250 scholarship. The award is being presented in partnership with Hispanic publication El Clasificado. Applications for the scholarship are due by June 1.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants need to be a female student, have at least one parent be of Hispanic heritage, be a graduating high school senior; be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or an eligible non-citizen; have plans to enroll part-time or full-time at a two or four year U.S accredited institution in the upcoming academic year, and pursuing an emphasis on fashion, textiles, visual communication, or fashion related program.
As for the entry form, there are four essay questions related to the applicant’s aspirations in the fashion industry and activity in high school. Entry forms can be mailed to the address on the scholarship form.
The Latina Fashionista Scholarship Committee will be choosing the recipient and students applying for the award will be notified on their application status by June 30.
The recipient of it will be invited to a special recognition at the “Viva Fashion!” annual conference, which is an event organized by Latina Fashionista for Los Angeles youth interested in fashion.
The organization sponsors workshop and lecture series across Southern California at various middle schools, high schools, and public libraries. These workshops provide information on higher education institutions in California vested with fashion majors, allow young women to network with Latina role models in the industry, and receive information about the fashion apparel and management industry.
Aside from these intimate workshops, the annual conference provides an even greater opportunity for future fashionistas to get the inside scoop on careers.