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IFF
OUR SCHOLARSHIPS - PROMOTING EDUCATION

2017 Scholarships

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) awards several scholarships each year to students enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or technical schools. The applications are available each January with the submission deadline in June for the use in the following school year. Scholarships are paid directly to the students' schools for fall semester tuition. The IFF Board of Directors holds responsibility for application review and scholarship awards.

Applications due June 10, 2017

Textile Industry Engineering Scholarship - $5,000 (one available)
This scholarship award pays for tuition expenses at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Applicants must be enrolled in the below program of study:

  • Chemical Engineering/Material Science Majors
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  • Fiber Science
  • Civil Engineering with Geosynthetic Interest
  • Any textile engineering related program

A scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of academic achievement, community service, and interest in a future career in the specialty fabrics industry.

Textile Industry Product Design Scholarship - $5,000 (one available)
This scholarship award pays for tuition expenses at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Applicants must be enrolled in the below program of study:

  • Industrial Design
  • Product Development/Soft Good Design
  • Functional Apparel Design
  • Any textile end-product related program

A scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of academic achievement, community service, and interest in a future career in the specialty fabrics industry.

Textile Industry Architectural Design Scholarship - $5,000 (one available)
This scholarship award pays for tuition expenses at an accredited college or university architect or design program. Applicants must be enrolled in the below program of study:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Any textile building application related program

The scholarship recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, community service and interest in a future career in the specialty fabrics industry.

Don Williams Scholarship - $5,000 (one available)
This scholarship award pays for tuition expenses at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Applicants must be enrolled in the below program of study:

  • Any textile related program

Entry Requirments

Essay - (500-1000 words)

  • Explaining interest in industrial fabrics industry
  • Work goals
  • Other information you would like the committee to know

Design/Engineering Sample Project:

  • Project description (500 word minimum)
  • 2-5 images/visuals
  • Title
  • Teammates
  • Date Completed

Letters of Recommendation

  • Required: Professor/teacher
  • Recommended if applicable: IFAI Member
    *One letter of recommendation is required from a professor/teacher. A second letter is optional from an IFAI Member


Questions? Contact Jill Newman at +1 651 225 6953 or jmnewman@ifai.com.

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners!
All scholarships are now funded by the Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF)

Don Williams IFF Scholarship - Amatullah Foushee, Fashion Institute of Technology
    - Recipient Amatullah Foushee is a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY. Foushee is pursuing a a degree in textile development and marketing. 

Textile Industry Architectural Design Scholarship - Naja Shabazz, O'More College of Design
    - Recipient Naja Shabazz is a student at O'More College of Design in Franklin, TN. Shabazz is pursuing a degree in interior design. 

Textile Industry Engineering Scholarship - Imran Iqbal, Philadephia University
   - Recipient Imran Iqbal is a student at Philadelphia University in Pennsylvania. Iqbal is pursuing a degree in textile engineering.

Textile Industry Product Design Scholarship - Emma Yacovelli, North Carolina State University
    - Recipient Emma Yacovelli is a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Yacovelli is pursuing a degree in fashion design.

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of the industrial fabrics industry,
dedicated to education and research in specialty fabrics. 

Industrial Fabrics Foundation

Linden Wicklund, Managing Director

1801 County Rd B West

Roseville MN  55113   USA

Phone:  +1 651 225 6920  Fax:  +1 651 631 9334

Email:  llwicklund@ifai.com