Fashion Scholars Program

LIM College's Fashion Scholars program provides an enriched academic experience within a close-knit community of exceptional students and alumni. Our Fashion Scholars enjoy special benefits and privileges, including additional one-on-one attention, positioning them to pursue some of fashion’s most competitive career paths.

For more information please contact Savita Pandya at savita.pandya@limcollege.edu or 212-310-0667.

PRIVILEGES OF BEING A FASHION SCHOLAR

Study Abroad Scholarship:* Every Fashion Scholar is given $5,000 to support a study abroad program of their choice. Current LIM College study abroad options include programs throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.   

Industry Mentors: All Fashion Scholars are assigned a fashion industry executive as a mentor to support them in setting and achieving career goals. 

Personalized Advising: Senior-level college personnel provide mentorship and guidance, meeting with Fashion Scholars individually on a regular basis for academic and career advising.

Priority Registration: Fashion Scholars are allowed to register for their classes before registration opens to the rest of the student body. 

Honors Courses: Fashion Scholars take one to three exclusive Honors classes each semester, learning from some of LIM’s most talented faculty. Honors courses explore material in additional depth, further refining students’ critical-thinking, communications and analytic skills. 

Alumni Network: Fashion Scholars alumni mentor current Fashion Scholars, providing valuable advice on academic matters and extracurricular and career-building activities. Alumni can also be important networking contacts for internship and job opportunities.

*This feature was first introduced for the class entering in Fall 2017.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

When applying for positions with fashion's top companies, being a Fashion Scholar can be leveraged for a competitive edge. Below are just some of the companies Fashion Scholars have begun their careers with immediately upon graduating:

HenriBendel
ElieTahari
Gap
Interparfums
JohnVarvatos
Levis
Macys
Nylon
RalphLauren
Tiffany

SCHOLARSHIPS

LIM College Fashion Scholars regularly win merit-based scholarships from several fashion industry organizations, including:

  • National Retail Federation Foundation
  • YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
  • The Underfashion Club

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY

  • The Fashion Scholars program is open primarily to incoming freshmen, by invitation only, upon review of the student's LIM College admissions application.
  • To remain in the Fashion Scholars program, students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • To earn Honors credits, students must earn at least a "B" in Honors courses.
  • To graduate as a Fashion Scholar, students must complete at least 21 Honors credits.