Up to $100K Awarded in Adobe Design Circle Scholarship

Design Circle LogoHow does an extra $25,000 per undergrad year sound? Adobe is looking to award annual college scholarships to 10 students who want to enter product design or experience design-related fields, such as digital, web, UX/UI, or industrial design. Recipients will also receive mentoring opportunities and real-world experience with design leaders in the program.

The Design Circle Scholarship Initiative

In an effort to ensure young people have the opportunity to learn and express themselves creatively using technology, no matter what obstacles their economic or cultural backgrounds may have played, the Design Circle Scholarships is intended to help reach untapped youth communities and foster more diversity in the design industry. Through the Design Circle, 10 annual college scholarships of up to $25,000 per year, for up to four years or $100,000, will be awarded by Adobe to enhance the recipient’s undergraduate education and help achieve their educational and professional goals.

Of course, candidates from all backgrounds including, but not limited to, racial or ethnic minorities, females, those who identify as LGBTQ+, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. Students may apply before March 12, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. PST by going to myapp.iie.org/adobedesign.

Scholarship Webinar on January 16

On January 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. CST, members of the Design Circle hosted a live webinar on the Design Circle Scholarship. Find out more about the scholarship and suggestions for navigating the application process. Industry design leaders also shares their personal experiences, plus answer questions live. To register and view the recording of the webinar, visit event.on24.com/wcc/r/2151653/A191A847A79BF3780A97A421100DA3B1.

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The Design Circle

The Design Circle is a collaboration of design leaders partnering to create positive change in business, society, innovation, culture, and design careers. Included in the circle are Tim Allen, VP of Design at Airbnb, Khoi Vinh, Senior Director of Design at Adobe, Cathy Pearl, Head of Conversation Design at Google, Fura Johannesdottir, Chief Design Officer at Publicis Sapient, Yoojin Hong, VP of Mobile UX at Samsung, and many more. Working together, they provide leadership insights, valuable content, and advocacy on industry issues relevant to designers. The Design Circle also works to improve visibility of design as a career path and to provide opportunities for youth entering the field.

Updated 02/19/202: Added information about webinar recording.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.