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Gucci North America Changemakers Scholars 2020

22 scholarships to ensure a new generation of diverse talents will gain new opportunities and experiences across the fashion industry

On June 12th Gucci announced the inaugural recipients of the Gucci North America Changemakers Scholarship program for 2020 a group of 20 young people from diverse backgrounds who are pursuing careers within fashion at undergraduate colleges or universities. They will receive an academic scholarship for up to $20,000 in addition to mentorship and virtual internship opportunities through Gucci America.

Gucci also announced the recipients of the Gucci North America Changemakers x CFDA Scholars By Design program, an award of $20,000 per year to support two graduating high school seniors who plan to study fashion design at an accredited four-year undergraduate college or university.

Over the next four years, these scholarships will provide $1.5 million to ensure a new generation of diverse and exceptional young people will gain new opportunities and experiences across the fashion industry. More than ever, Gucci believes in the power of investing in education and supporting diverse youth to continue the fight against racial inequality.

Gucci Changemakers North America Scholarship Programs

“As education is vital to implementing real change and ensuring diverse voices are in positions of power, it is more important than ever to foster the next generation of talent.” 

Antoine Phillips, VP of Brand & Culture Engagement, Gucci.

We salute the talented and deserving inaugural Gucci North America Changemakers Scholars:

  • Astrid Viera, currently a high school senior who will be attending Mt. San Jacinto College
  • Celeste Haselrig, currently a college freshman attending Parsons
  • Destinee Elliott, currently a college freshman attending Thomas Jefferson University
  • Diop Russell, currently a college sophomore attending Spelman College
  • Fabiola Lopez, currently a college freshman attending Azusa Pacific University
  • Gabrielle DeLeon, currently a college freshman attending FIT
  • Gideon Gomm, currently a college freshman attending Parsons
  • Jasmine Bacchus, currently a college junior at Brown University
  • Kaitlyn Gilliam, currently a college junior at Howard University
  • Kristian Brown, currently a college sophomore at FIT
  • Malachi Williams, currently a high school senior who will be attending Hunter College
  • Marcus Williams, currently a college sophomore at University of Southern California: School of Cinematic Arts & Marshall School of Business
  • Marie France Mendy, currently a college sophomore at Cornell University
  • Maya Davis, currently a high school senior who will be attending Bowling Green State University
  • Miles Richards, currently a high school senior who will be attending College for Creative Studies Detroit
  • Nailah Barnes, currently a college sophomore at Spelman College
  • Nicole Scott, currently a college freshman at the University of Cincinnati
  • Sekoi Cooper, currently a college junior at Parsons
  • Glory Lee, currently a college freshman at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design
  • Trevon Barnes, currently a college sophomore at FIT

Gucci North America Changemakers x CFDA Scholars By Design

  • Ajai Kasim, currently a high school senior who will be attending Parsons
  • Kaya Ugorji, currently a high school senior who will be attending FIT

The next round of applications for the Gucci North America Changemakers Scholarship Program will open in Fall 2020.

For more information about the Gucci Changemakers Initiatives applications and eligibility requirements, please visit http://changemakersus-scholarshipprogram.gucci.com or call 1-877-482-2430.

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