Academic Programs

Awards and Scholarships

DM Scholarships



Numerous scholarship opportunities are provided through the College of Health and Human Sciences. For more information, please visit the College's scholarship page. Here you will find a link to the College's searchable scholarship database, instructions on how to apply, and eligibility information.

The following is a list of scholarships specific to students pursuing degrees in Apparel Design and Production, Merchandising, and/or Interior Design.





American Sewing Guild - Denver Chapter ScholarshipThe American Sewing Guild - Denver Chapter Scholarship is awarded to juniors, seniors,or graduate students concentrating in the field of Apparel Design and Production. $1380Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a current Colorado resident with Colorado high school diploma OR have resided in Colorado at least 10 years. Classwork indicates potential and creativity; DEMONSTRATED involvement in departmental activities.
Ann Hyde Memorial ScholarshipAnn Hyde was a well known couture designer in Denver. She had a passion for quality construction techniques and exquisite fabrics. The Ann Hyde Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. E. Fred Birdsall in honor and memory of his wife. $1150 The award is given to undergraduate students majoring in Apparel Design and Production with an interest in custom tailoring and couture design and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Betty Daly Memorial ScholarshipThe Betty Daly Memorial Scholarship was established by family, friends, and business associates of Mrs. Daly, who was a 1976 graduate of Textiles and Clothing. This scholarship is awarded to a senior majoring in Apparel and Merchandising. $2770This scholarship is awarded to a senior majoring in Apparel and Merchandising. Scholarship will be forfeited if recipient drops below 12 credits per semester.
Dagmar Gustafson Memorial ScholarshipThe Dagmar Gustafson Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Ms. Gustafson, who was department head of Textiles and Clothing and spent 20 years at Colorado State. $630This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Design and Merchandising. Selection is based on active participation in departmental and campus activities.
Fashion Group International, Inc. - Denver Region Doray Gray Saddler ScholarshipThe Fashion Group International Inc.'s Doray Gray Saddler Scholarship was established for junior or senior students majoring in a fashion-related field. $1000Given to a student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who shows a need for financial assistance. Student recipient is eligible to renew the scholarship. Must submit updated application and transcripts each year.
Jack Curfman Creative and Visual Design ScholarshipThe Jack Curfman Creative and Visual Design Scholarship was established by Jack Curfman, his colleagues, and friends upon his retirement. Jack retired in the spring of 2001 after a distinguished 50-year career in interior design at Colorado State University. He is an internationally recognized exhibition designer. $1270Outstanding student who shows creative promise in his/her design work and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The student can be a major in apparel design, interior design, graphic design, or theatre design and technology.
Joy Fleucher Memorial ScholarshipThe Joy Fleucher Memorial Scholarship was established by her family in memory of Joy, who was a 1975 Textiles and Clothing student. $520This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior concentrating in Apparel Design and Production who is participating in an internship experience. Financial need is also a consideration.
Kathryn T. Bohannon ScholarshipThe Kathryn T. Bohannon Scholarship was established by Mr. David J. Folkes and friends in memory of his wife, Kathryn, who was an outstanding graduate student in 1991 in the Department of Design and Merchandising. $2170Preference is given to graduate students specializing in Apparel Design with selection based on both financial need and scholastic achievement. Non-traditional aged students, especially those making a career change to a design-related profession, are encouraged to apply.
Kotsiopulos Memorial ScholarshipThe Kotsiopulos Memorial Scholarship is presented to a junior or senior in the College of Health and Human Sciences who has documented "people helping people" volunteer service or employment. Preference is given to Design and Merchandising or Occupational Therapy students, with financial need considered. $1340People helping people volunteer service or employment should be documented. If applicants equally meet criteria, preference goes to DM or HDFS student.
Light Center ScholarshipThe Light Center Scholarship was established by Larry and Kay Edwards, owners of the lighting store, The Light Center in Fort Collins. $2000The award is for graduate or undergraduate students from Colorado with at least a 3.0 GPA who have financial need. The student must be either an Interior Design major interested in a career in lighting design, or a Merchandising major.
Mr. Blackwell ScholarshipThe Mr. Blackwell Scholarship was established by internationally acclaimed fashion designer Mr. Blackwell, known for his fabulous gowns and annual worst dressed list which he has compiled for over forty years. The Department’s Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising has the largest collection of Mr. Blackwell originals in the world. Mr. Blackwell has also donated his sketchbooks and master patterns to the collection. $1070Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be interested in pursuing a design career in daytime, afternoon and evening wear.
Sally Haxton Memorial ScholarshipThe Sally Haxton Memorial Scholarship was established by her family, friends and colleagues. Sally developed and administered the merchandising internship program in Design and Merchandising for 25 years and was a beloved faculty member devoted to helping students. $1460The award is given to an undergraduate or graduate student with a merchandising concentration who has an interest in pursuing an internship. Selection is also based on financial need.