Gucci Changemakers North America: 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Presenting the fourth cohort of awardees comprising 12 talented young students

The Gucci Changemakers Scholarship program, a $1.5M fund over four years aiming to provide scholarships to diverse undergraduate students with unmet financial need interested in the fashion and design industry, now has its fourth cohort of awardees for 2023. This year’s class, a group of 12 young people from diverse backgrounds who are pursuing careers within fashion, humanities, or the arts at undergraduate colleges or universities, will receive an academic scholarship for $20,000 in addition to mentorship and virtual internship opportunities through Gucci America.

The 12 talented and deserving recipients of this year’s 2023 Gucci North America Changemakers Scholarship program:

  • Cleo Williams, George Brown College
  • DaNae Harrison, Spelman College
  • Elizabeth Lawson, The Savannah College of Art and Design
  • India Williams, Kent State University
  • Isabella Hanson, Cornell University
  • Jamesly Saint Louis, Rhode Island School of Design
  • John Davillier, University of Southern California
  • MaiTae Preece, Otis College of Art & Design
  • Maya Silva, California College of the Arts
  • Miles Richards, College of Creative Studies
  • Nikol Rafailova, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Rafael Diaz, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

In addition, Gucci Changemakers will provide the fourth year of scholarship funding to the 2019 Gucci Changemakers X CFDA Scholar by Design Awardees:

  • Ajai Kasim, Parsons School of Design
  • Kaya Ugorji, Fashion Institute of Technology

The 2023 class will join the Changemakers community as it continues to grow, offering students the opportunity to pursue their unique path within the fashion and arts industry.

The next round of applications for the Gucci North America Changemakers Scholarship Program will open in late Fall 2023.

For more information about the Gucci Changemakers Initiatives applications and eligibility requirements, please visit or call 1-877-482-2430.

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