Adobe Design Circle Scholarships
The Adobe Design Circle Scholarships application is now open. Applications are due on Monday, March 14 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
Adobe believes that young people should have the opportunity to learn and express themselves through creativity and technology, regardless of their economic or cultural backgrounds. A diverse design community that reflects the world around us is essential to our industry’s future innovation and economic success.
To help reach untapped youth communities and foster more diversity in the design industry, the Design Circle scholarship will do just that: we are awarding 10 annual college scholarships -- up to $25,000 per year, for each year of the recipient’s undergraduate education (up to four years or $100,000).
The scholarship is ideal for students who want to enter product design or experience design-related careers (e.g. digital, web, UX/UI, interaction design, or similar). We seek to support a diverse group of students to achieve their higher education and professional development goals. Applications are encouraged from candidates including, but not limited to: racial or ethnic minorities, females, those who identify as LGBTQ+, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities.
What is the Design Circle?
The Design Circle is a collaboration of design leaders working together to provide positive impact on business, society, innovation, culture and design practice.
As a unique benefit of the program, scholarship recipients will have opportunity to be paired with Design Circle members for mentorship. This will help strengthen the impact of the scholarship, while providing real-world experience to the scholarship recipients during their education.
In conjunction with the launch of the scholarship program, the Adobe Design Circle hosted an informational webinar in January 2020, which includes useful information for those interested in applying for the program. An on-demand recording of that webinar is available at the link below. All information shared in this webinar is relevant for the 2022 application cycle.