FGI Scholarship Student Guidelines

FGI Scholarship Project Guidelines 2016

The following are guidelines established to help you during this FGI Scholarship process.  The judges will follow these guidelines when reviewing your application and projects and have been instructed to follow the 2016 forms exactly.  Should you not have paperwork that states 2016 on them, please contact your professor or department head immediately since requirements might have changed from previous years.


  • The essay should be no more than 300 words and should contain a brief description of each of the three projects
  • You must have three projects submitted to qualify for any of the three (3) possible $1,000 scholarships
  • The projects can be a professionally completed assignment/project/or paper completed in the last two academic years
  • One of the three projects can be a freelance/work/or internship related; if completed with in the two year academic timeline
  • Each project can be independent of one another
  • If chosen as a winner, the items must be presented in a professional manner and identified by title or description for the RTW event to be held on December 8, 2016.

The following list includes, but is not limited to, the possible project submissions for any or all categories.

Fashion Merchandising/Marketing:

  • Trend/Story/Mood Boards
  • Six Month Merchandising Plan
  • Quality Analysis Report
  • Assortment Plans
  • Historical Costume Analysis
  • Leadership role in a fashion coordination event
  • Product Development Project
  • Visual Merchandising Project
  • Designer Portfolio
  • Small Business Plan
  • Store Layout and Design


  • Garment Production (please include completed garment/s)
  • Sketch Portfolio
  • Textile Print Design
  • Accessory Production
  • Trend Board
  • Portfolio
  • Line Development Project
  • Sourcing Project

Costume Design:

  • Garment Production (please include completed garment/s)
  • Sketch Portfolio
  • Story Boards
  • Translation of Story to Costume

 Project Layout

 All applicants should submit all items in the following outline for review by the judges.  Those that do not place their items in the following layout will lose two (2) points from their total:

  • Application with GPA
  • Resume with GPA
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio with three (3) Items
  • 300 Word Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (please note that these cannot be from the same organization, institution, or business)
    • One from a Teacher
    • One from a Professional

All FGI St. Louis applicants will receive a certificate of participation in this process.  We will also be sending back the Judges Rubric’s to the professors for awareness.  We feel that it is important for the professors to know how their students scored as well as where there is room for improvement for future applicants.

We wish you all the best of luck and look forward to seeing the amazing work of the 2016 FGI St. Louis Scholarship applicants.


Lori Coulter & Lynne Wasson, Style & Scholarship Co-Chairs

Check out the link provided: fgi-scholarship-project-guidelines-2016


Scholarship Funding Available!

Scholarship Funding Available!

As many of you may have seen around campus or heard in recent meetings, the College of DuPage Foundation’s Fall 2016 scholarships are open through March 23rd for application!

All students are eligible for scholarships. While the criteria of each scholarship varies, we have scholarships that reward academic performance, bridge the gap of financial need and encourage advancement in a particular field.

As a partner in student success, please join us in sharing scholarship opportunities and encouraging students to apply by referring them to www.cod.edu/scholarships or by inviting a member of the Foundation Team to speak briefly about scholarships during your class, club or meeting.

The College of DuPage Foundation is committed to raising philanthropic funds to support student success through program enrichment and scholarship opportunities. The need for financial support continues to rise each year. Because of the generosity of our loyal donors, including many of you, this fall we are able to offer over $440,000 in awards to students.

For more information contact:

Karen M. Kuhn, M.S., CFRE

Assistant Vice President, Development, College of DuPage

Interim Executive Director, College of DuPage Foundation

College of DuPage Foundation
425 Fawell Blvd. l Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599 l USA
phone (630) 942-2698 l kuhnk36@cod.edu