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At ASID, we know education matters.

That’s why the ASID Foundation provides a number of annual scholarships and grant opportunities to expand research and knowledge around the impact of interior design on behavior, health, and well-being.

Scholarship awards of up to $12,000 are available for undergraduate students, graduate students, and educators for their outstanding work in interior design research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, and more. All scholarships are open and free to ASID members and non members. 

The ASID Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 2018 David Barrett Memorial Scholarship on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

The David Barrett Memorial Scholarship is given biennially to recognize an outstanding undergraduate or graduate students work that demonstrate a continuing interest and ability in utilizing classical designs and traditional materials, including furniture and fabrics.

Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement of Career Goals
  • Portfolio
    Submit a portfolio of select projects that showcase your design process and includes classical designs and traditional materials. (10 MB max)
  • Portfolio Statement
    Detail in a written description how classical designs and traditional materials are used in the projects featured in your portfolio. 
  • Transcript (Scanned Official)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Short Bio (250 word max)
  • Headshot

David Barrett Memorial Scholarship Timeline

November 15, 2017  David Barrett Memorial Scholarship Opens 
January 10, 2018 All Submissions Due
(Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET)
January 15 - 25, 2018  Jury Review
January 31, 2018 David Barrett Memorial Scholarship Recipient Announced 







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