Thermador Diversity in Design Pipeline Program

The Thermador Diversity in Design Pipeline is an initiative to advance diversity in the design sector by supporting students from underrepresented communities through a national scholarship and mentorship program. In partnership with the Interior Design Society, the program will provide $10,000 tuition scholarships to (5) final-year college students as well as continued mentorship throughout the year from interior design professionals.  Additionally, recipients will receive IDS membership, access to trade events, and local and nationwide networking opportunities within the interior design community.  

Annual Amount

This program will support up to five students in their senior year at an accredited interior design program. The scholarship will include a financial package of $10,000 toward tuition and student membership with IDS, professional development, access to exclusive trade & training events, and partnership with interior design mentors. The five scholarships are not allocated across five representatives of five specific communities, but rather are based on the top five applications selected by the judges.

Additional Selection Criteria


Interior design students from underrepresented communities with an interest in Kitchen and Bath design can apply for this program. Students must be entering their senior year, enrolled in an accredited design school or program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

For this program, we are defining underrepresented communities as minority groups within categories of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Students should be able to articulate how their identity within one or more of these communities has impacted their career ambition and/or experience within the field of interior design.

Application Process


Students can apply via the online application portal, and the application includes an essay, a letter of recommendation, examples of their work, and an official transcript.


May 31, 2022

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