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Another Successful RWDW Year
500-PLUS DESIGNERS PARTICIPATED FOR BIGGEST EVENT EVER/
ASID Foundation 2012 Scholarships and Awards
ENTRIES ACCEPTED THROUGH MARCH 12/ OFFERING A COMBINED total of $23,000 in awards, the 2012 ASID
Foundation scholarship and awards program is the organization’s largest to date. All awards are open to ASID members and nonmembers, both students and professionals. Awards range from monetary awards for contributions to the profession to scholarships for all levels of students. The awards and scholarships, which have no application fee, have been a part of the ASID Foundation since its founding in 1975. This year’s awards and scholarships, listed below, are $5,000 each.
THE IRENE WINIFRED ENO GRANT provides ﬁnancial assistance NOVEMBER’S REALWORLD DESIGNWEEK (RWDW), in its fourth year, proved
to be the program’s most successful to date. Thanks to creative marketing and a refreshed look, the program gained renewed attention and participation from both students and professionals. New programs implemented to encourage chapter and individual participation, along with a huge amount of enthusiasm from chapters, were invaluable to the program’s success this year. RWDW 2011 highlights include: • A new chapter competition for 2011, ROCK RWDW! awarded $1,000 to the chapter with the highest percentage of members—both mentors and students—participating. With close to 16% participation, the ASID Virginia Chapter won funding to put toward a student member event, program or scholarship. For the ﬁrst time, three virtual shadow day web events were hosted by prominent members Deborah Davis, ASID; Kat Fern, ASID; and Drew McGukin, Allied ASID. 85 students, educators and practicing members attended the virtual events, which can be viewed online at www.asid.org/education/ elearning/webevents/PAST+ASID+Web+Events.htm. For the third year in a row, RWDW spokesperson Susan Szenasy, editor of Metropolis magazine, opened her doors to interior design students, allowing them to shadow her for a day. ASID Industry Partner Cosentino became the ﬁrst company to participate in RWDW on a nationwide level. Cosentino created shadow day events in 35 locations, many of them welcoming more than one student. In order to leave no student out, ASID New York Metro Chapter President Pam Durante, ASID, pulled chapter leaders and volunteers together for the largest RWDW shadow day event to date. Seven designers hosted 19 students on an extensive tour of 17 showrooms in three different buildings.
to individuals or groups engaged in the creation of an educational program(s) or an interior design research project dedicated to health, safety and welfare.
THE JOEL POLSKY PRIZE recognizes outstanding academic con-
tributions to the discipline of interior design through literature or visual communication. Entries should address the needs of the public, designers and students on such topics as educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory or other technical subjects.
THE JOEL POLSKY ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is given
annually in recognition of an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student’s interior design research or thesis project. Research papers or doctoral and master’s theses should address such interior design topics as educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory or other technical subjects.
THE FOUNDATION’S LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS , awards of
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RWDW 2011 BY THE NUMBERS: MORE THAN 1100 shadow day events requested—the most in the program’s history and almost 300 more than the previous year.
$4,000 each for one undergraduate and one graduate student, are open to all students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year program of interior design. The Legacy Scholarship for graduates is open to students who are enrolled in or have applied for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at a degree-granting institution. This year’s scholarship awards committee includes Julie Schulte, ASID, of Schulte Design Associates Inc. and member of the Florida State University Interior Design Advisory Board; Jill Pable, associate professor of interior design at Florida State University; Drew McGukin, ASID, of Drew McGukin Interiors in New York City; Dita Domonkos, Allied ASID, of DD Design in Jacksonville, Fla.; and John Czarnecki, editor in chief of Contract magazine. All applications are due by March 12, 2012. Criteria and applications can be accessed online at www.asidfoundation.org.
MORE THAN HALF of the 500-plus practitioner participants hosted more than one student. NEARLY 700 SUCCESSFUL pairings marked the highest participation since the program began in 2008.
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