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Three LIM College Students Win YMA FSF Scholarships

1/11/2012

Prestigious awards announced at star-studded industry event

LIM College students Emily Acle, Mary Kate Guidry, and Christina Reid received $5,000 scholarships during the YMA Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner on January 10 at the Waldorf Astoria. The night's keynote speaker was Macy’s Chief Merchandising Officer Jeff Genette and fashion designer Jason Wu received the "Future of Fashion" award at the event.

In addition to the scholarship funds, the three students will receive internship placements at top companies, where they will be matched with an executive mentor who will guide and assist them in networking with industry contacts.

LIM College is one of only 34 educational institutions selected to participate in the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund competition. Other participating schools include Barnard College, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Brandeis University.

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) is a national non-profit association consisting of influential members of the fashion community, dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students and facilitating internships, mentorships and career programs. 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.



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