GWFCC Now accepting applications for $5000 scholarship

July 15, 2009


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$5,000 Scholarship Opportunities Available for DC High School Seniors and College Students Pursuing Careers in the Fashion Industry

July 15, 2009 – (Washington, DC) – DC Fashion Foundation, the education and training division of the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC), announced today that they have established and are now accepting applications for “The Project FUNDway” scholarship program.

“The Project FUNDway” scholarship program is available to assist young men and women for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of fashion design. Eligible students must demonstrate academic promise, a strong interest in fashion design, merchandising, business of fashion or marketing, and show financial need. Maggy François, Vice President of Education and Training Division for GWFCC stated that “educating our youth through design is an important investment in their futures. We must encourage our young people to dream beyond the stars, because there is so much passion in fashion; and with our support, we can help someone achieve that dream.”

Three final applicants will be selected based on style, individuality and quality, and invited to compete at “The Project FUNDway” runway competition, where their collections will be featured and modeled by “Top Models”. The competition will be judged by an expert panel representing all facets of the fashion industry.

The winner will receive, but is not limited to a(n):
? $5,000 Scholarship
? Internship with reputable DC based design group portfolio consultation
? Private garment construction lessons from reputable designers
? Full page design spread in DC based magazines
? Complimentary Sketch 101 Course
? Free one year membership to GWFCC
Application postmark deadline is Monday, August 31, 2009.
For complete eligibility information and to download application, please visit or contact Maggy Francois via email at

About Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce [GWFCC] is a 501(c)(6) trade association that serves the greater Washington metropolitan area. Its purpose is to promote the business interests of those in the Fashion/Style Industry in addition to promoting Washington as a Global Fashion Capital. The GWFCC is the sole voice of fashion business in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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