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2019 Target Scholarship and Mentorship Experience


1. Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Interior Design or Architecture, with a focus in the retail environments industry.

2. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

3. Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

4. Student must be a United States or Canadian Citizen and studying in the United States or Canada.


Application Requirements:

The following items must be attached to your application form for your request to be considered:

1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 600 words)
Tell us about yourself and why are you interested in a potential career in retail design? Describe a retail experience or engagement with a brand that has been memorable and meaningful to you. (Essays should address the above topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee. Must be submitted as a PDF. Spelling and grammar counts.)

2. Project Folio of 6 pages maximum.
Describe a retail related project (student based or professional) that you've worked on and that you are proud of (include supporting visuals). Individual vs. team projects should be identified. For team projects, student should identify role. Projects may be hand drawn, computer generated, and/or a combination of both.

3. One reference.
Can be a professor, faculty member or an employer (including internship supervisors), we will just need the contact information for your reference - references CANNOT be friends or family members.

4. Must include a copy of your transcript (official or un-official)

* Award sent directly to recipient’s institution (to be applied directly towards tuition or other applicable costs of schooling).
** Airfare, hotel and per diem covered.

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Statement of Acceptance:

To be considered for these funds, I understand that I must be enrolled as a student in a program for design or architecture. I am a full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours. The information I have provided and outlined in my letter is true. Any suspected fraud will be reported to the student’s educational institution. By entering your details in to this form, you agree to our Privacy Policy

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Uploading materials

Please make sure you have all the application requirements as stated at the top of this form. 
upload all your competition materials as pdfs in a single zipped folder. 
the upload file size limit is 50 mb.


The following four items must be submitted with your application form for your request to be considered.
  • 1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 600 words)
  • 2. Project Folio of 6 pages maximum
  • 3. One reference
  • 4. Copy of your transcript. (official or unofficial)
All entries must be received by Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5:00p.m., Eastern Time.