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CFDA Education + Professional Development  From scholarship to sustainability, programs support all phases of the designer lifecycle: student, graduate, emerging, professional, and CFDA Members. Offerings provide access to resources, industry exposure, mentorship, and education including sustainability, social innovation and creative entrepreneurship. Programs include the CFDA + LEXUS Fashion* Initiative, CFDA+, Fashion Future Graduate ShowcaseElaine Gold Launch Pad and the legacy CFDA Scholarship Program. CFDA members directly engage in programming as mentors, advisories, selection and education committee members. 

For more information about each program below please visit: 
https://cfda.com/programs

Those interested in applying for the programs below can access the application by creating an account with your email.  Please check eligibility requirements, and deadlines for each program. 


- UPCOMING - 

CFDA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
CFDA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 
APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN JANUARY 2019
APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 27, 2019


LIZ CLAIBORNE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN JANUARY 2019
APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 27, 2019


GEOFFREY BEENE DESIGN SCHOLAR AWARD

APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN JANUARY 2019
APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 27, 2019

GRADUATING TALENT
FASHION FUTURE GRADUATE SHOWCASE
APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN APRIL 2019
APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 6, 2019

CFDA+ 2019
APPLICATIONS OPEN TBD
APPLICATION DUE TBD


EMERGING TALENT/ ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ELAINE GOLD LAUNCHPAD | 2018 - 2019
APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN MAY 2019
APPLICATION DUE IN JUNE 2019

- PAST - 


SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 
CFDA + LEXUS FASHION* INITIATIVE | 2018 - 2019  
APPLICATION OPEN: JULY 2018 
APPLICATION DUE ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH at 5:00PM EST.


QUESTIONS?  epd@cfda.com 

For information and to access the Briefing + Guidelines for all programs listed above, please see the Resources tab.