Scholarships for Fashion Students


The Kamille Hitz Fashion Warrior Scholarship

Kamille Hitz Fashion Warrior Scholarship

The Kamille Hitz Fashion Warrior Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that will be awarded annually to one Fashion Design student and one Fashion Merchandising student. Each scholarship will be a $500 cash award and awardees can use the money how they choose.

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Deadline to apply: October 31

AAU Scholarship for Fashion Design

The Academy of Art University (AAU) has sponsored the annual CCSF spring fashion show since 2009, by graciously donating two-year scholarships to our senior collection design winners. We will receive two-year scholarships designated for our three top senior collection designers. Sign-ups for the Jurying will be announced each Fall semester.

Collections will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Cohesiveness of Design Vision, Fabric story, and Color story
  • Originality and Style
  • Quality of Construction and Materials
  • Ability to Complete the Work

Please note that ALL aspects of the design process - illustration, pattern making, draping, and sewing must be personally done by the applicant. Also, designers may use class projects as inspiration for their collections and be allowed to work on them during class if permitted by the instructor.

Presentations to the Jury must include:

  • A fabric board and mood board (color/inspiration board)
  • At least 5 head-to-toe looks, presented through garments or sketches or both. Sketches may be on figure or flats. More are encouraged.
  • A minimum of one sewn garment to demonstrate skill, original design encouraged.

Fashion Department faculty will choose designers to complete their 5-piece collections and be showcased in the FashionSphere event in May.

Download the announcement letter for full details.

AAU Scholarship for Fashion Merchandising

The Academy of Art University (AAU) will sponsor the annual CCSF spring fashion show with a two-year scholarship designated for a fashion merchandising student. The fashion merchandising scholarship will be awarded at the FashionSphere Showcase in the Spring (along with the three senior designer scholarships).

There will be three pre-qualifying milestones. The first milestone requires that students be currently enrolled at CCSF, be a member of the CCSF LinkedIn Group and have satisfactorily passed the required courses by the end of the Spring semester. Students will need to provide (unofficial) transcripts for the following courses by the beginning of the Spring semester:

  • FASH 22 Fashion History (spring only) or Fashion 57 Fabric Glossary (spring/fall)
  • FASH 42 Introduction to Fashion Industry (spring/fall)
  • FASH 48 Fashion Show Production (spring only)
  • FASH 49 Visual Merchandising (fall only)
  • FASH 53 Fashion Forecasting (spring/fall)
  • FASH 54A Fashion Styling (spring/fall)
  • FASH 56 Fashion Writing and Publicity (spring only)
  • FASH 137 Portfolio for Design and Merchandising (spring/fall)
  • FASH 138 Fashion Career Essentials (spring/fall)

The second milestone will require the students to:

  • Submit a letter of intent explaining why they should be considered for the AAU scholarship, and highlighting any notable achievements while attending CCSF, including volunteer work and internships
  • Submit a personal mission statement that summarizes their educational and career goals
  • Please submit a letter of intent, unofficial transcripts, and mission statement to the CCSF Fashion Department Chair. A formal acceptance letter from the Jurying committee will be sent to the candidates who meet the criteria for the first two milestones.

The candidates who successfully meet the three pre-qualifying milestones will continue to compete for the AAU scholarship by creating a digital version of a custom portfolio and presenting them to the jurying committee on Zoom at a date and time to be determined. The Fashion Merchandising scholarship winner will then be announced at the conclusion of the fashion event with the Senior Collection scholarship winners.

Download the announcement letter for full details.

I. Magnin Scholarship

The I. Magnin scholarship fund has been established to honor the memory of I. Magnin & Co., a pioneer in fashion retailing from 1876 to 1995, and to further the education of students who are pursuing careers in the fashion industry. This scholarship fund also recognizes the original charter of the Magnin Aid Foundation in assisting students who are facing financial challenges in meeting their educational goals. Scholarships will range from $2000 up to $10,000 as determined by the Scholarship Committee.

Deadline to apply:
For Fall scholarship, March 1 (extended to April 15)
For Spring scholarship, October 1

I. Magnin Scholarship Committee
The San Francisco Foundation
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111


If you have previously received the scholarship, you may reapply. We encourage you to apply for the scholarship. Download the scholarship package for complete information.