NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced today that Jessica Ferreira (B.F.A, fashion) received one of four $30,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarships awarded for 2016 from the Young Menswear Association (YMA). Ferreira was awarded the scholarship for her made-to-order 3D-printed footwear collection titled "Shoes with Real Souls," comprised of shoes made to fit the exact measurements of a person's foot, detected by body scanning technology. The awards were presented on January 12 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.
An additional 11 SCAD students representing the university's fashion, fashion marketing and management, and fibers programs offered at its Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong locations each received $5,000 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) scholarships. This is the largest number of SCAD students to be recognized in one year by the annual program. Since 2014, two SCAD students have been awarded with YMA Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship and a total of 28 have received $5,000 YMA FSF awards.
The 2016 SCAD scholarship recipients are:
Courtney Adamski (B.F.A., fashion, senior)
Tyler Anderson (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, senior)
Daniella Arcila (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, senior)
Chelsea Carter (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, senior)
Morgan De Paoli (B.F.A., fibers, senior)
Sarena Foster (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, senior)
Shandy Frey (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, senior)
Morgan Jennings (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, senior)
Heejung Kim (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, senior)
Sophie Litow (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, junior)
Taylor Yow (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, senior)
"I am so proud of our recognized students, as well as our professors' guidance and support in helping our students achieve their dreams," said Michael Fink, dean of the school of fashion at SCAD. "These wins are further proof that SCAD is the perfect place to master the world of fashion and become a true industry leader."
Founded in 1937, the YMA is an international nonprofit organization composed of influential members in the fashion industry. Each year, the program recognizes talented and enterprising individuals poised to advance the fashion industry, pursuing careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business. Over the past decade, $20 million has been collected by the fund, including a $1 million gift from the Estate of Geoffrey Beene and more than $5 million from the Geoffrey Beene Foundation.
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as minors in more than 60 disciplines. With 32,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD demonstrates an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation.
At locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning, the diverse student body consists of more than 12,000 students, from across the United States and over 100 countries. SCAD's innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources. Curricular collaborations with companies and organizations including Google and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) affirm the professional currency SCAD champions in its degree programs.
The university, students, faculty and alumni have garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications worldwide including four consecutive years of No. 1 rankings for the undergraduate interior design program by DesignIntelligence, recognition as one of the 2014 Red Dot Design Rankings' top 10 universities in the Americas and Europe, and the No. 1 graduate fashion program in the U.S. as determined by London-based Business of Fashion. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog.
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