PAVE Announces the 2019 Target Scholarship Recipients


Hollywood, Fla. (December 17, 2019)- The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) has awarded Molly K. O’Donnell from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Natha Tungwongsakul from the Fashion Institute of Technology as the 2019 Target Scholarship recipients.

This scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the Interior Design and Architecture fields through a $2,500 award and a multi-day, expenses-paid opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s top retail designers and visual merchandisers at the Target Corporate Offices located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


“In partnership with PAVE, Target congratulates Molly Kathryn O’Donnell, junior at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Natha Tungwongsakul, student at Fashion Institute of Technology as this year’s recipients of the 2019 Target Scholarships.  Molly and Natha are both passionate about retail design and we are excited to be a part of their educational journeys.Target would like to extend our appreciation to all of the talented design students from across the United States and Canada whom applied for this year’s scholarships,” said Jill Ronning, Design Director at Target.

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its tenth 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 $200,000 in financial grants over the past ten 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. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, and manufacturers to interact with and support design students. These objectives are accomplished through competitions, projects, seminars, workshops, and grants and scholarships funded by the annual Gala and other fundraising activities. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation.