PAVE Announces Recipients of the 2015 Target Scholarship


Hollywood, Fla. (December 7, 2015)— The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2015 Target Scholarship – Linda Gjolaj from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Ryan English from the Otis College of Art and Design. This scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the Retail Design and Architecture field through two $3,500 awards.

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its sixth year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry, including but not limited to careers in retail design and planning, and visual merchandising industries. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school. PAVE has awarded over $100,000 in financial grants over the past five years to students.

About PAVE,

Founded in 1992, The Planning and Visual Education Partnership’s (PAVE) objective is to encourage students to study in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising through its annual Student Design Competition. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, and manufacturers to interact with and support design students. This is accomplished through projects, seminars, workshops, and the annual fundraising Gala with proceeds dedicated to educational programs and projects benefiting students. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation administered by A.R.E|POPAI-The New Association