Press Release / Jan 3

SCAD student named YMA fashion scholarship finalist

SCAD fashion student Angelique Matthews is among eight finalists in the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Award competition for 2013. Matthews will compete against finalists from across the U.S., for a scholarship package worth $30,000.

In addition, six SCAD students have been named YMA Scholars; each will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Those students are:

  • Andra Hiles (B.F.A. student, fashion marketing and management)
  • Keiara Joyner (B.F.A. student, fashion)
  • Linda La (B.F.A. student, fashion marketing and management)
  • Annalise Lao (B.F.A student, fashion)
  • Carmen Osorio Lugo (B.F.A. student, fashion)
  • Jane Xiang (B.F.A. student, fashion marketing and management)

"This is a well-deserved honor for all these students," Michael Fink, dean of the School of Fashion, said. "This competition is judged by exacting industry experts. The students' great showing is a testament to their high quality of work and professionalism."

"I am ecstatic to be one of the national finalists for the YMA Geoffrey Beene Scholarship," Matthews said. "My professors and advisers here at SCAD have supported and challenged me more than I could have imagined. I am so grateful to them."

This is the third year in a row a SCAD student has been selected as a scholarship finalist, and the sixth consecutive year SCAD students have been named YMA scholars.

All seven students will be honored Jan. 8, at the YMA Scholarship Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. The winner of the Geoffrey Beene Scholarship will also be announced at that time.

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the fashion industry's next generation through scholarships for education in fashion arts and business, mentorships with top designers, and internships with distinguished fashion houses.

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 and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors.

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