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Gucci Reveals 2020 Class of Changemakers Scholarships

By newadmin / Published on Friday, 12 Jun 2020 18:31 PM / No Comments / 38 views


Looking for some good news? Today, Gucci announced their 2020 class of Gucci North America Changemakers Scholarships recipients. 20 deserving students from diverse backgrounds, who are pursing various careers in fashion at undergraduate colleges or universities will receive up to $20,000 in addition to mentorship and virtual internship opportunities through Gucci America.. Over the last six months, Gucci enlisted the support of the North America Changemakers Council of community leaders and social change experts to make the final selection of the students for the scholarships.

“As education is vital to implementing real change and ensuring diverse voices are in positions of power, it is more important than ever to foster the next generation of talent,”  Antoine Phillips, vice president of Brand & Culture Engagement at Gucci said. “I loved learning about each inspiring applicant along with our Changemakers Council and we are excited to see what they do next and how they help transform the fashion industry. I am proud to be part of a company that empowers this inaugural class of visionary Changemakers.”

Additionally, under the Changemakers umbrella, Gucci is annuncing two recipients of the Gucci North America Changemakers x CFDA Scholars By Design program. This program was conceived to support two diverse graduating high school seniors who plan to study fashion design at an accredited four-year undergraduate college or university. This award is $20,000 per year for four years for both scholars.

Over the next four years, these scholarship programs will provide $1.5 million

The talented winners are:

  • Astrid Viera, currently a high school senior who will be attending Mt. San Jacinto College
  • Celeste Haselrig, currently a college freshman attending Parsons
  • Destinee Elliott, currently a college freshman attending Thomas Jefferson University
  • Diop Russell, currently a college sophomore attending Spelman College
  • Fabiola Lopez, currently a college freshman attending Azusa Pacific University
  • Gabrielle DeLeon, currently a college freshman attending FIT
  • Gideon Gomm, currently a college freshman attending Parsons
  • Jasmine Bacchus, currently a college junior at Brown University
  • Kaitlyn Gilliam, currently a college junior at Howard University
  • Kristian Brown, currently a college sophomore at FIT
  • Malachi Williams, currently a high school senior who will be attending Hunter College
  • Marcus Williams, currently a college sophomore at University of Southern California: School of Cinematic Arts & Marshall School of Business
  • Marie France Mendy, currently a college sophomore at Cornell University
  • Maya Davis, currently a high school senior who will be attending Bowling Green State University
  • Miles Richards, currently a high school senior who will be attending College for Creative Studies  Detroit
  • Nailah Barnes, currently a college sophomore at Spelman College
  • Nicole Scott, currently a college freshman at the University of Cincinnati
  • Sekoi Cooper, currently a college junior at Parsons
  • Glory Lee, currently a college freshman at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design
  • Trevon Barnes, currently a college sophomore at FIT

Gucci North America Changemakers x CFDA Scholars By Design

  • Ajai Kasim, currently a high school senior who will be attending Parsons
  • Kaya Ugorji, currently a high school senior who will be attending FIT

The next round of applications for the Gucci North America Changemakers Scholarship Program will open in Fall 2020. Click HERE for more info.

The Gucci North America Changemakers Scholarship program was established in March of 2019. This is something  more brands should consider doing.

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