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2021 John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Fund
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This fund was created to benefit and further the study of interior design and architecture by students of African American descent.
Competition Guidelines
Guidelines
Submission Requirements
Video Component

Please submit a 3-to-5-minute video articulating how the power of design has already impacted your life, and how you will proactively leverage your career in design to positively impact your future clients and your community.

The video may be styled in “essay” format (where students are responding to the prompt question directly to the camera), and needs to incorporate original drawings, sketches, videography, or project work from their portfolio to illustrate their response
The video must be a max file size of 200 MB and saved in .MP4, .MPEG, or .AVI format.
If you have previously applied for this scholarship, you will need to create and submit a new video application. If you re-submit your video from a previous year, you will be disqualified.

Written Component

In addition to the video, please provide a letter of recommendation from your Program Chair, Dean, or Instructor (max 1 page).

To validate your undergraduate status, please provide a copy of your current student ID, in JPEG or PDF format.

Evaluation

The Scholarship Fund Evaluation Committee and the IIDA Foundation Board of Trustees will review the videos and select the scholarship recipients.

If any of the above documentation is not included, your application will not be reviewed. Any inclusions other than those requested will be removed from your application.

If you have previously applied for this scholarship, you will need to create and submit a new video application. If you re-submit your video from a previous year, you will be disqualified.

For tips on sound quality, you can check out this link.

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