Whitman students receive YMA Fashion Scholarships

2015 YMA group picture

Three Syracuse University students were each presented with a $5,000 scholarship at the annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner on January 7, 2015. Indradevi Nuon, David Kern and Kate Johnson were all recipients of the scholarship.

These students are each complementing their studies in fashion with a minor or dual major at the Whitman School of Management. Nuon is a fashion design major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts with a minor in the EEE program at Whitman. Kern is a dual major in advertising in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and finance in Whitman. Johnson, also enrolled in Newhouse as a public relations major, has minors in marketing in Whitman and sociology.

The dinner was held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, with more than 150 students from schools all over the country in attendance to receive awards. The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund intends to provide support and encouragement for students looking to pursue careers in apparel, design, merchandising and retailing. Scholarships are entirely merit-based, awarded with consideration to the applicant’s GPA, the completion of a case study project, a personal essay, job experience, community service and a plan for utilizing the scholarship money to contribute to the fashion industry.

Applicants are also required to conduct a personal interview with a YMA FSF ambassador. The ambassador for Syracuse University applicants in Abbey Doneger of the Doneger Group, pictured above with members of his staff and the Syracuse scholarship recipients.

Congratulations to our Whitman students for receiving this prestigious award!