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VPA Senior Named YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Scholar
Michelle Lee, a senior fashion design major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Design, was named a 2016 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Scholar. Lee is now a two-time recipient of the $5,000 scholarship; she was also named a YMA FSF Scholar in 2014.
Lee and her fellow scholars were honored in January at the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner in New York City, which is attended by fashion industry executives. Scholars also participated in an educational conference and career fair.
The scholarships are awarded to students at member universities and are based entirely on merit, taking into consideration the applicant’s GPA, the completion of a case study project, a personal essay and an interview with a YMA FSF ambassador.
Founded in 1937, The YMA FSF is an international nonprofit organization composed of influential members of the fashion industry. The FSF’s goal is to advance the fashion industry by encouraging gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business so the industry will continue to attract dedicated, capable and creative individuals.