AIGA and Worldstudio Award Scholarships

AIGA and Worldstudio announced the winners of their 2012/2013 scholarships for students interested in socially conscious design. You can see the winning work and personal essays at the AIGA site. The program awarded $46,000 to 18 students this year and has given more than $900,000 in scholarships since 1995.

Jonathan Torres mentors high school students in a YMCA Youth Institute. Ajani Takahashi Lofton strives to fight against selfishness and prejudice through graphic novels. And Kyle Lopez aims to serve as a role model for fellow art and design students by leading his school’s Latino and Asian alliances. These talented and dedicated students are among the 24 worthy recipients of 2012/2013 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships, awarded each year to college students studying art and design in the United States who also demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility.

The scholarship program’s primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions and to foster an ethic of social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow. To this end, scholarship recipients were selected not only for their ability and need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

AIGA Worldstudio student scholarship winner

AIGA Worldstudio student scholarship winner

AIGA Worldstudio student scholarship winner

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Just Design by Christopher Simmons
For many, doing good work that also does good in the world is part of the ethos of design practice. Just Design celebrates and explores this increasingly critical aspect of design by showcasing a diverse collection of inspiring projects, people and causes.