Scholarships & Competitions

Students, there is no reason NOT try to take advantage of scholarships, design competitions, and other awards that ASID makes available on the National, Chapter and Design Community levels. Because so many Students procrastinate, failing to send in their applications and entries, there is a good chance that you may win if you actually invest a little time to get it together.


Who couldn’t use a little extra cash to help cover tuition fees? Take a moment to investigate the following opportunities that could relieve a little financial stress while adding impressive content to your resume.

Texas Chapter Level

The ASID Texas Chapter invited students to apply for Student Scholarships for the 2012/2013 academic year. Several scholarships in the $1,000 – $2,000 range were awarded. The criteria for applicants was expanded this year as to include more ASID Student Members. All application materials were due SEPTEMBER 21, 2012, and six scholarships in the $1,000 – $1,500 range were awarded at the 2012 ASID Texas Student Symposium, which took place October 5 & 6, 2012GO HERE to see the those recipients.

Questions may be directed to the Student Scholarship Information Contact Sonya Odell, FASID: 214.693.5049 c |

National Level

The ASID Foundation provides scholarships and awards for undergraduate and graduate students in a number of categories and award amounts, the largest of which is the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation. In this year’s design challenge, students will compete for more than $25,000 in scholarships, with the grand prize winner receiving a $10,000 scholarship. Go here to find out details, deadlines and award information. (Note that they may not have them listed if they are at a certain point in the scholarship / award cycle.)


Start entering design competitions while you are in school. Not only will your wins impress interviewers, but you will create the career-building habit of entering competitions that will serve you well when you become a practicing designer.

Texas Chapter Level

The Texas Chapter has an annual Student Design Competition as part of Student SymposiumGO HERE to see the winners of the 2012 Student Design Competition, who were announced at the 2012 Student Symposium, which took place October 5 & 6, 2012. The 2012 Student Design Competition will again be associated with Student Symposium. Stay tuned for more information.

National Level

ASID Student Design Competition
The Society holds an annual Student Design Competition for Student Members in any year of study, and it is typically announced in the early fall and due in the late fall / early winter. Past competitions have included an art gallery, a camp activity center, and a spa for multiple sclerosis patients, and many Educators incorporate the project into their curriculum, killing two birds with one stone. GO HERE to find information about this year’s competition, download the Program Overview & Submission Requirements, as well as the official Competition Entry Form.

ACCESS Design Challenge
In every issue of ACCESS, the Student Member Newsletter, a new Design Challenge is announced. These smaller design competitions take little time investment, but can provide a great return as selected submissions will be posted on and will appear in the subsequent issue of ACCESS.

Design Community Level

Austin Design Community: Design Excellence
For information on Student categories for Austin’s annual Design Excellence design competition, go to Local Competitions for Practitioners section on the Resources page.

Dallas Design Community: DesignOvation
For information on Student categories for Dallas’ annual DesignOvation design competition, go to Local Competitions for Practitioners section on the Resources page.


Student Chapter / Faculty Awards
Is your Student Chapter or Faculty Advisor engaged, active, productive, advanced, and/or fun? If so, then you need to shout it to the rooftops by entering the one (or more) of the following categories.

  • Web Site of the Year
  • Newsletter of the Year
  • Community Service Project of the Year
  • Fundraiser of the Year
  • Faculty Advisor of the Year
  • Student Representative to the Board of the Year
  • Outstanding Chapter of the Year

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