Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students

Knoll Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students who identify as black that reside in the United States and Canada who plan to continue their education in a college or vocational school in a design-related program.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Annual Amount


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to five {5} awards will be granted.

Provided there are qualified applicants, recipients will be selected in proportion to the number of applicants per country.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, maintaining an eligible major for this scholarship and continuation of the program by Knoll Foundation.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Additional Selection Criteria

Applicants to the Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students Program must:

  • Identify as Black.
  • Reside in the United States or Canada.
  • Be high school seniors / students in their final year of upper secondary school who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or CEGEP institution for the entire academic year.
  • Be pursuing a design-related degree; majors include:
    • Architecture
    • Architecture Technician
    • Architecture Technology
    • Graphic Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Industrial Production Technology
    • Interior Design

Employees of MillerKnoll and its subsidiaries and their children are ineligible for this program.

Application Process


As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken. NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
  • Copy of the most recently filed tax return filed with the IRS or Revenue Canada which was used to complete the Financial Information section. Please block out all social security/social insurance numbers before uploading.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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January 25, 2022

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