Scholarship News

  • January 15, 2014

    Heating up

    New York Social Diary: On January 8, at the Waldorf Astoria, YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund & Geoffrey Beene Foundation’s annual benefit dinner gathered more than 1,000 members of the fashion industry to honor industry leaders and recognize t...

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  • January 9, 2014

    YMA, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Host Dinner

    WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY: The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and the Geoffrey Beene Foundation got the new year off to a rousing start Wednesday night, raising a whopping $1.8 million at their annual fund-raising dinner at New York's Waldorf-Astoria.

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  • January 9, 2014

    Fashion Veterans Pay It Forward

    The Wall Street Journal: "We belong to an industry that has a lot of people with big hearts," said Jimmy Rosenfeld, the president of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund at the organization's Geoffrey Beene National Scholars awards dinner on Wednesday.

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  • January 9, 2014

    YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner

    Guest of a Guest: Guests included Karlie Kloss, Tamara Mellon, Linda Fargo, Iris Apfel, Joanna Coles, George Feldenkreis, Oscar Feldenkreis, Larry Leeds, Kimberly Ovitz, David Katz, Fanny Hanono, Jimmy Rosenfeld, Mara Hutton, Bridget Foley, ..

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  • January 9, 2014

    Linda Fargo Emcees The YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholars Dinner

    Fashion week daily: (NEW YORK) The 2014 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholars Dinner drew such a sizable crowd that seating for the event spilled into the balconies of the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. Attendees including Joanna Coles, Iris Apfel, Karlie Kloss, Bridget Foley, David Katz, and Kimberly Ovitz all faced the frigid 20° weather to show their support of the YMA FSF and Geoffrey Beene Foundation scholarship recipients.

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  • January 9, 2014

    Angelic! Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss looks sophisticated in silver tux and leather trousers as she attends fashion fundraising dinner

    Mail Online: She inadvertently flashed some side-boob during a recent outing in New York, but there were no such wardrobe calamities on Wednesday evening when Karlie Kloss made her latest public appearance.

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  • January 9, 2014

    YMA Raises $1.8 Million at 2014 Gala

    mrketplace: The annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria last night raised an impressive $1.8 million.

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  • June 4, 2013

    Winner of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, Vera Wang posed with Ralph Lauren at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York.

    Celebrity Red Carpet: CFDA FASHION AWARDS 2013: WINNERS LIST INCLUDING A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT PRIZE FOR VERA WANG

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  • June 4, 2013

    CFDA HONOREE VERA WANG TAKES HOME HIGHEST AWARD WITH GRACE

    GLAM: The iconic womenswear designer and the dream style collaborator for brides everywhere, Vera Wang, was honored at this evening's Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards ceremony with the 2013 Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. It was presented to her by friend and fellow industry leader, Ralph Lauren. Tommy Hilfiger was last year's recipient.

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  • March 14, 2013

    CFDA Unveils 2013 Award Nominees

    WWD: NEW YORK – The 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards are starting to shape up with the unveiling of the nominees and special honorees for the June 3 event. ...

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  • January 9, 2013

    Starting the Year With a Bon Mot

    The New York Times: THE social calendar roared back to life on Tuesday night, when the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards held its annual dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria.

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  • January 2, 2013

    YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Announces Program for the 2013 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner

    The Future of Fashion: Alber Elbaz, recipient of the 50th Anniversary Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Award CNN's Alina Cho, MC as YMA FSF honors Allen Sirkin and Ross Stores Date set for January 8, 2013 at Waldorf Astoria

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  • February 10, 2012

    IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA

    The Museum at FIT: Impact: 50 Years of the CFDA is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the leading fashion trade organization in the United States.

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  • January 27, 2011

    Wharton retail center aids students’ fashion careers

    The Daily Pennsylvanian: A $25,000 prize and a night with designer Diane von Furstenberg at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York sounds like a fantasy to most Penn students. This January, the dream became a reality for Wharton junior Tony Wang.

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  • January 21, 2011

    John Sohn ’11 Awarded $25K Fashion Grant

    The Cornell Daily: John Sohn '11 won $25,000 for designing a unisex fashion line as part of the prestigious Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund on Jan. 11. The fashion line travels in a clothing truck to cities throughout the United States.

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  • January 19, 2011

    LIM College Students Honored with Prestigious Fashion Industry Scholarships

    LIM College: Allison Fitzgerald of LIM College was one of only eight students from colleges and universities throughout the nation to be selected as a finalist in the 2011 FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards competition. As a finalist, Allison will receive a $10,000 scholarship towards her senior year. This represents the first time that an LIM College student has reached the finalist level in the prestigious annual program.

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  • January 18, 2011

    Six Fashion and Apparel Studies students receive prestigious national award

    UDaily: Six students from the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences have received the 2011 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF), a prestigious national award that includes a $5,000 scholarship, an internship, and an "executive mentor" within the fashion industry.

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  • January 18, 2011

    Senior wins $25,000 for rolling clothing store idea

    Cornell University Chronicle Online: For his vision of a nomadic fashion apparel truck that would pass through cities nationwide selling his hybrid gender-neutral clothing line, fiber science and apparel design senior John Sohn has won a $25,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.

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  • January 18, 2011

    45th Annual YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner

    Seventeen Magazine: How does a cool $25,000 toward your future career sound? Eight fantastic enterprising college students from all over the country were the front-runners! Seventeen had the pleasure of meeting finalists Allison, Ruby, Alex, Marlow, John, Anfisa, Anna, and Tony - who are all pursuing careers in design, merchandising, retailing, and business.

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  • January 14, 2011

    YMA Raises $2 million at Gala

    Women's Wear Daily: The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund raised over $2 million at its 45th annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards gala, including a generous donation from Lady Gaga - who is also in talks with the organization to set up a recurring scholarship in her name.

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  • January 13, 2011

    The Future of Fashion: Visionaire Honored by Geoffrey Beene

    V Magazine: Tuesday night at the Waldorf Astoria, many of New York's most esteemed authorities on fashion convened to celebrate the YMA FSF 45th Annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards.

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  • January 13, 2011

    Schmoozing: The 2011 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner

    MR Magazine: The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund's annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards dinner on January 11th at the Waldorf Astoria in New York raised over $2 million that will be used to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in the apparel business.

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  • January 13, 2011

    Fashionable Philanthropy

    The Wall Street Journal: Almost 1200 people braced New York City’s latest menace, the possibliity of snow, to attend the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholorship Awards Dinner on Tuesday. ...

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  • January 12, 2011

    Mary Alice Stephenson, Visionaire, Really Smart Kids Hit the Waldorf

    Racked: Braving the possibility of Snowmageddon Part Deux, bold names in fashion gathered at the Waldorf Astoria last night for a good cause: The 45th Annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner. That's a mouthful, but in short, the event benefited the YMA FSF and awarded scholarships to eight bright and ambitious college students who created some pretty genius "store of the future" concepts.

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  • January 12, 2011

    Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Award Winners Describe Their “Stores of the Future”

    NBC New York: At the 45th annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards dinner, four enterprising young students won $25,000 each who developed the most promising concepts for "the Store of the Future."

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  • January 12, 2011

    Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Fund Gala

    PostFashionism.com: Wow - what a spectacular night! For the first weekend or so of the new year, I was flown to NY and given a room in the Waldorf Astoria by the YMA, a national fashion organization comprised of some of the nation's largest retailers, including Macy's, Phillip Van Heusen, and Calvin Klein.

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  • January 12, 2011

    Beene There, Done That

    Fashion Week Daily: Despite warnings of a Gotham City blizzard, the Waldorf Astoria was buzzing last night for the 45th Annual YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner hosted by Mary Alice Stephenson.

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  • January 11, 2011

    YMA FSF 45th Annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner

    Interview Magazine: The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund held its 45th Annual Fashion Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria.

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  • February 2, 2010

    Beene Foundation Event Raises $1.4M

    Women’s Wear Daily: The 2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan on Jan. 13 raised more than $1.4 million. ...

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  • January 18, 2010

    Future of Fashion: 2010 Scholarship Winners

    iFashion Network: The future of fashion unfolded on 42nd Street this week. The fashion industry elite gathered at Cipriani Forty Second Street in New York City to find out the winners of the 2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards. The hi...

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  • January 17, 2010

    2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Awards Dinner

    Lyra Mag: WHAT: A sold out crowd of retailers, manufacturers, and service industry types (well dressed of course, this was a fashion industry event) … packed the huge Cipriani 42nd Street event space, raising glass or two to the 110 scholarship...

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  • January 14, 2010

    The 2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene Awards Dinner

    DFR: Daily Fashion Report: The 2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards took place last night at Cipriani Forty Second Street. During the evening there was a special red carpet and cocktail hour, dinner and awards ceremony. The Geoffrey Be...

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  • January 13, 2010

    2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Awards Dinner

    Style 1 Media: On January 13th, Cipriani Forty Second Street was filled with the fresh young faces of tomorrow’s fashion industry stars, as YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) winners from 28 schools across the nation joined fashion industry pro...

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  • January 10, 2010

    Pratt Student Kasia Wisniewski Wins One of Four $25,000 Annual Fashion Scholarship Fund Scholarships

    Pratt News: Pratt senior fashion design student Kasia Wisniewski was honored by the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund with one of four $25,000 Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards at the 2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Awards Dinner on January 13 in Manhattan.

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  • April 29, 2009

    CFDA Names Recipients of Two Scholarships

    WWD.com Fashion News: The Council of Fashion Designers of America has named the 2009 recipients of the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship and CFDA Scholarship, which total $75,000. ...

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  • January 11, 2009

    Student Given Award for Green Line

    Iowa State Daily: From small-town Ames to the big city of New York, Danielle Sponder, senior in apparel merchandising, design and production, found herself surrounded by some of biggest names in the fashion world – the “people you only dr...

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  • January 9, 2009

    YMA FSF Dinner Raises Over $1 Million

    MRketplace.com: For the fourth year in a row, and despite the miserable economy, this week’s YMA Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Fund Dinner in New York raised more than a million dollars. The event, which was attended by more than 700 peopl...

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  • January 8, 2009

    Philadelphia University Fashion Design Student Awarded $25,000 YMA Geoffrey Beene Scholarship

    Breitbart.com: Jessica Steele, a senior fashion design major at Philadelphia University, was awarded a prestigious $25,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Jan. 7 at the YMA Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Dinner in New York. ...

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  • January 8, 2009

    Design students, Zac Posen, Mindy Grossman, and Les Steiger honored at FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Fund dinner

    Fashion Week Daily: The FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship was established to award money to talented young design students, but even the big guns came out last night for the award ceremony and dinner at the Mariott Marquis Hotel. Zac Posen, Home...

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  • January 5, 2009

    In Economic Turmoil and Uncertainty, the Promise of an Education is Inspirational…

    Reuters: Economic Turmoil and Uncertainty, the Promise of an Education is Inspirational and Life-Changing for Four (4) Deserving and Gifted Fashion Students to Receive $100,000 in 2009. ...

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  • October 27, 2008

    2008 Fashion Scholarship Fund Announces 2009 Honorees

    GeoffreyBeene.com: The Fashion Scholarship Fund, formerly called the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, has announced that designer Zac Posen, HSN CEO Mindy Grossman and Macy’s Central Men’s GMM Les Steiger will be honored at the 2009 FSF Geof...

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  • May 22, 2008

    CFDA Scholarship

    CFDA Annual Report: As part of a genrous $5 million gift from the Geoffrey Beene Foundation in 2007, the CFDA was able to establish the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship, funded with half of the donation from the Foundation. ...

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  • May 15, 2008

    Chic CFDA Countdown: Carolina Herrera

    Chic Report: The CFDA Awards are fast approaching and today we are bringing you a sure thing. Carolina Herrera won’t be waiting on pins and needles in anticipation of the evening; the designer is a guaranteed winner. Herrera is being honored wi...

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  • February 6, 2008

    Leeds School Student Nicole Baum Wins $25,000 Geoffrey Beene Scholarship

    Colorado Leeds: A childhood case of insomnia resulted in the development of a jewelry company and now a $25,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Award for Nicole Baum, a junior studying marketing and international business at the University of Col...

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  • January 14, 2008

    Beene Scholarships Awarded at YMA Dinner

    MR Magazine: The annual YMA Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Dinner announced the four winners of the $25,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards on Wednesday evening at the Marriot Marquis in Midtown Manhattan. ...

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  • January 14, 2008

    YMA’s Finish Line Sprint

    DNR News: Jay Baker doesn’t like finishing in second place. When the lifelong retailer and former Kohl’s president found out that last week’s YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund award dinner was $170,000 short of raising the most money eve...

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  • June 5, 2007

    YMA and Beene Team

    Women’s Wear Daily: The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and the Geoffrey Beene Foundation have formed a five-year strategic alliance with Beene’s foundation, pledging to contribute $2 million to the fund over that period, in addition to a $1...

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  • May 7, 2007

    Geoffrey Beene – Toast of the Scene

    BeautyNewsNYC: Such a fab-a-mataz uptown evening. Only it’s downtown with the Mad-Ave fashion crowd at the Gramercy Park Hotel. ...

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