Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
Worldstudio launched it’s landmark college scholarship program in 1995 to address the lack of diversity in the creative professions and to foster social responsibility in the creative professionals of the future.
Through this initiative, Worldstudio partners with individuals, corporate sponsors and non-profit organizations to give scholarships in the name of the donor. Awards are often tied to a larger initiatives, meaningful engagements or organizational goals.
Since 2005, Worldstudio has collaborated with AIGA, the professional association for design, to implement the program.
Tracy is a freshman at California College of the Arts, studying interactive design. She received the 2015-2016 Rebecca Marco and Coyne Family Foundation Award.
Fred is a senior at Corcoran College of Art and Design, studying graphic design. He received the 2015-2016 AIGA DC Continuum Award.
Aisha is a junior at the American University of Sharjah, studying photography. She received the 2015-2016 Shutterstock Award.
Samantha is a freshman at California College of the Arts, studying fine art. She received the 2015-2016 Martha Trevor Award.
Each winner receives a certificate created by noted designer Ed Fella with the award given in the donor’s name.
Winners have gone on to do great things; Eddie Opara (1996) is a partner at the renowned design studio Pentagram. Mika Tajima’s (2001-02) work is shown globally, including the Whitney Biennial and the Centre Pompidou.
A custom program was developed for Gameworks awarding ninety $1,000 scholarships. Select winners were placed in summer internships in the Gameworks family of companies; Sega, Universal Studios and Dreamworks SKG.
A custom scholarship program was created for the Young Photographer's Alliance. Worldstudio also worked with YPA to create a companion mentoring program.