Design Foundation



The Design Foundation—celebrating 15 years of advancing industrial design education. Donations  to the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of IDSA will support current initiatives, such as the scholarship program, and allow us to consider future goals such as offering speaker honorariums to attract more top industry names in ID and related fields to our events—educating attendees of all experience levels.

Financial support and educational initiatives can make all the difference. Think about your own experience—did a scholarship help put you on the path to ID? Did an educator, professional or a conference make a crucial connection in your career? The Design Foundation’s most well-known program is its Scholarship program. Each year the Design Foundation awards its Undergraduate Scholarship, while IDSA awards the Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship through a separate endowment fund.         


See what this year’s scholarship winners have to say about this opportunity:

I'm extremely honored to be receiving this scholarship, and I'm grateful to IDSA for helping me move toward my degree in design,” says Ben Coble, S/IDSA. “It really means a lot to be recognized along with the other talented and passionate past winners of this award. I've really enjoyed the MIT experience so far, and am looking forward to what the future holds."

Emily Siira, S/IDSA, says she feels "exceptionally honored and excited to have been selected, as the award significantly helped to facilitate my final year of undergraduate studies.

We want to do more for the design community—with your help. Please consider donating today. With your help, the Foundation can be much more than a “scholarship fund!”