Image of Gucci Changemakers logo, designed by artists and activist Cleo Wade,
who also serves on the CHIME FOR CHANGE Advisory Board
and co-chairs the Gucci Changemakers Council.
The fund was created to ensure a new era of diverse and exceptional young people will gain opportunities and experiences across the fashion industry, therefore empowering the youth and giving a voice to the next generation. Apply now.
Gucci will distribute $1.5M over four years across our scholarship programs – Gucci Changemakers Scholars and Gucci Changemakers X CFDA Scholars by Design – to ensure a new era of diverse and exceptional young people will gain opportunities and experiences across the fashion industry. This year, students will only be able to apply for the Gucci Changemakers Scholars program. All eligible students who are planning to attend or are currently enrolled in a four-year college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree or a two-year community college program within North America are welcome to apply. Scholarships will be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year for up to $20,000 for each scholarship recipient. The Changemakers Scholars program is open to students not only interested in design, but also marketing, art, film, communications, merchandising, and other related creative and business fields.
Special consideration for this year’s scholarship program will be given to students who live or study in one of the 12 Gucci Changemakers cities and/or plan to attend or currently attend a Historically Black College and University.
Initial applications are due by 11:59 pm EST on January 28, 2022. After review of the first round of applications, a select number of applicants will be asked to submit additional materials.
GUCCI CHANGEMAKERS SCHOLARS: Annual open call for applications for diverse graduating high school seniors, currently enrolled undergraduate students attending an accredited four-year college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, and students attending accredited two-year community college programs within North America are welcome to apply. The scholarships are based on unmet financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who live or study in one of the 12 Gucci Changemakers cities– Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington DC and/or plan to attend or currently attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The Changemakers Scholars program is open to students not only interested in design, but also marketing, art, film, communications, fashion law, merchandising, and other creative related fields. The award will be for up to $20,000 for one year.
Gucci Changemakers global program aims to support industry change and to foster unity through community action. It contributes to fueling the company’s commitment to creating lasting social impact in the communities and within the fashion industry.
Launched in 2019, Gucci Changemakers global program includes three initiatives:
- Gucci Changemakers global employee-volunteering program
- Gucci Changemakers North America Impact Fund
- Gucci Changemakers North America Scholarship Program