PAVE Scholarships and Grants

Student Aid & Scholarships

PAVE Student Aid

The PAVE student aid program supports students studying retail design, planning, visual merchandising, industrial design, and other programs for careers in the retail environments industry who are experiencing financial difficulties.  The intent is to provide for basic needs such as food, housing, books, tuition, health insurance, medical bills, utilities, transportation, etc.

College students interested in applying should review the guidelines below and submit a completed application, with supporting documents, to PAVE by Friday, October 11, 2019.

BERGMEYER Scholarship

The mission of the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is to support students studying in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising; therefore, PAVE has created the Student Scholarship Program to assist students with funds to cover basic needs. In nine years, PAVE's Scholarship Program has proudly granted over $180,000 to students.

The Bergmeyer Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in Interior Design and Architecture through a $1,500 scholarship* and a multi-day expenses-paid** opportunity to take part in an immersive experience learning from some of the industry's top designers at the Bergmeyer studios in Boston, Massachusetts.

Bergmeyer is a design firm committed to enhancing people's everyday lives. Bergmeyer focuses on creating user experiences for the most common places we visit: where we learn, shop, eat, work, live, and gather.  www.bergmeyer.com

TARGET SCHOLARSHIP

The mission of the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is to support students studying in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising; therefore, PAVE has created the Student Scholarship Program to assist students with funds to cover basic needs. Over the past ten years, PAVE's Scholarship and Student Aid Program has proudly granted over $225,000 to students.

The Target Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in Interior Design and Architecture through a $2,500 scholarship* and a multi-day expenses-paid opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s top retail designers and visual merchandisers at the Target Corporate Offices located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

From Target’s department store roots to the debut of their small-format stores, Targets history reveals their passion for innovation and creating great shopping experiences. Target believes that great design is fun, energetic, surprising and smart—and it should be accessible and affordable for everyone. When we talk about our dedication to good design, we don’t just mean how something looks, but also how it satisfies a need, how it simplifies your life, and how it makes you feel. Learn more at https://corporate.target.com.

2019 STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION

The PAVE Student Design Competition promotes “real world” design experience for college-level students interested in pursuing careers in the retail design industry. Students involved in retail planning, visual merchandising, interior design and branding programs are encouraged to participate in creating a dynamic design space for Bank of America. Students participating in our competition will demonstrate the will to innovate, redesign, and reinvent an actual retail design space.


This annual international competition is only open to college-level students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs. This year’s challenge Bank of America invites you to create the ideal university on-campus free standing pop-up banking experience for students during the beginning stages of their financial journey.




Annual Amount

Varies

Additional Selection Criteria

PAVE Student Aid

Guidelines:

1. Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in the retail environments industry, i.e. in visual merchandising, store design, or interior design.

2. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

3. Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

4. A maximum of $2,500 per student will be awarded.

BERGMEYER Scholarship

 Guidelines:

  1. Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Interior Design or Architecture, with a focus in the retail environments industry.

  2. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

  3. Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

  4. Student must be a United States or Canadian Citizen

TARGET SCHOLARSHIP

Guidelines:

1. Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Interior Design or Architecture, with a focus in the retail environments industry.

2. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

3. Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

4. Student must be a United States or Canadian Citizen and studying in the United States or Canada.


2019 STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION (BANK OF AMERICA)

FOR INFORMATION, GO TO:  http://paveglobal.org/Competitions.aspx?typeid=26


Application Process

BEFORE APPLYING OR REGISTERING FOR ANY OF THESE SCHOLARSHIPS OR COMPETITIONS, PLEASE READ ALL TERMS, CONDITIONS AND OR DISCLAIMERS.

STUDENT AID

For online application, go to:  http://paveglobal.org/GrantAndscholarshipsList.aspx and click on the scholarship you are interested in.

Application Must Include:

The following three items must be submitted with your application form for your request to be considered.

1. A letter explaining the reason for the request: must show a compelling need for this special aid, with a detailed explanation of your situation and anticipated use of the funds (500 words max).

2. A Copy of your current transcript (Official or Unofficial).

3. Letter of recommendation from an educational advisor.

Both merit and need-based criteria will be used when making awards. Applicants’ GPA and level of need will be considered.
 

Application Requirements
  • Complete and submit the online PAVE Student Aid application.
  • Submit a letter outlining your need.
  • Submit a copy of your current transcript (official or unofficial).
  • Submit a letter from an educational advisor.
     
Requests must be received by October 11, 2019

For questions or concerns contact PAVE at info@paveglobal.org or call us at 954-893-7225

BERGMEYER Scholarship


Application Requirements: 

The following items must be included in your application for your request to be considered:

  1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 600 words):

    • Tell us about yourself. What brought you to explore a career in design? How do you see retail, restaurants and hospitality design changing in the future? What role do you see yourself playing in this future?
      (Essays should address all of the above topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee.)

  2. Project Folio of 6 pages minimum

    • Describe a retail-related project (student based or professional) that you've worked on and that you are proud of (include supporting visuals). PLEASE NOTE: Portfolio work that consists of projects that were finalists in any PAVE sponsored design competition will not be accepted (i.e. Student Design Competition or GlobalShop Student Design Project). Retail projects are not limited to traditional stores, they also include food & beverage, hospitality, banking/financial and/or medical.

  3. One reference. Can be a professor, faculty member or an employer (including internship supervisors), we will just need the contact information for your reference - references CANNOT be friends or family members.

  4. Must include a copy of your transcript (official or un-official)

Applications & supporting documents
must be submitted online.

Applications must be received by
November 8, 2019.

TARGET SCHOLARSHIP

Application Requirements:

The following items must be attached to your application form for your request to be considered:

1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 600 words)
Tell us about yourself and why are you interested in a potential career in retail design? Describe a retail experience or engagement with a brand that has been memorable and meaningful to you. (Essays should address the above topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee. Must be submitted as a PDF. Spelling and grammar counts.)

2. Project Folio of 6 pages maximum.
Describe a retail related project (student based or professional) that you've worked on and that you are proud of (include supporting visuals). Individual vs. team projects should be identified. For team projects, student should identify role. Projects may be hand drawn, computer generated, and/or a combination of both.

3. One reference.
Can be a professor, faculty member or an employer (including internship supervisors), we will just need the contact information for your reference - references CANNOT be friends or family members.

4. Must include a copy of your transcript (official or un-official)

2019 STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION

FOR INFORMATION, GO TO:  http://paveglobal.org/Competitions.aspx?typeid=26

Deadline

October 17, 2019

For the application or more information go to:
http://paveglobal.org/GrantAndscholarshipsList.aspx