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At ASID, we know education matters. That’s why the ASID Foundation, provides a number of annual scholarships and grant opportunities available to expand research and knowledge around the impact of interior design on behavior, health, and well-being. 

Joel Polsky Prize - Award: $5,000
Recognizes outstanding academic contributions to interior design through print or digital communication. Types of entries include books, whitepapers, blogs, videos, and more.

Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award - Award: $5,000
Recognizes an interior design research project or thesis project conducted by an undergraduate or graduate student related to wellness and design.

Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates - Award: $4,000
Open to all students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year accredited program of interior design.

Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students - Award: $4,000
Open to students who are enrolled in or accepted to a graduate-level interior design program at an accredited university.

View full submission standards on the ASID website.

Make sure that you're following the application guidelines! Submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered. 

ASID Spring Foundation Scholarships Schedule

February 13, 2024

Applications Open

April 22, 2024

All Applications Due

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET.

May 2024

Jury Review

June 2024

Scholarship Recipients Announced

If you have any questions on the application process, please contact students@asid.org.

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