Upcoming Deadline: 2014 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

Jul. 30, 2014

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund program is open to Brandeis students with a demonstrated intent to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing, journalism, computer science or business. Sophomores, juniors and first-semester seniors with at least a 3.0 grade-point average are eligible. In the past three years, 11 Brandeis students have been selected for this highly competitive national scholarship program to jumpstart their careers in fashion, to network with top industry executives, and to obtain jobs and internships within this dynamic field.

The program offers internships, career mentoring from prominent senior executives and $5,000 scholarships for students interested in the business of fashion as a career. Brandeis is one of 41 educational institutions nationwide selected to participate in the competition. Other participating schools include the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell and New York University. Learn more on their Facebook page.

2013 YMA Winners


  • Do you want to break into the fashion industry? Are you interested in Marketing? Social Media? Fashion? Retail? Design? Strategy?
  • Do you want to compete for the opportunity to meet and network top executives in this dynamic industry?
  • Do you want a top-notch internship or job in the fashion industry?
  • Do you want to grow your career in marketing, social media, business, fashion?
  • Do you want to win $5,000 in scholarship funds?

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that in the past three years, 11 Brandeis students have been selected for the prestigious and highly competitive YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF), a national scholarship program that targets students from both design and business oriented schools and offers winners a $5, 000 scholarship? Brandeis students have used this program to jump start their careers in fashion, to network with top industry executives, and to obtain jobs and internships within this dynamic field.  

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. & Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Facilitated by: Professor Zimmerman and Professor Ebert 

Location: the Sept. 5th  workshop will take place in the  Dean's conference room (Lemberg 264) and the Sept. 23rd workshop will take place in the Alumni Common Room  (1st floor, behind world court cafe)

An informational session led by two members of the YMA FSF Faculty Committee, Professor Grace Zimmerman and Professor Jane Ebert, will take place on September 5 and on September 23. The professors will walk students through the case study and help students understand the steps they need to be successful throughout the application process.  Any students who are seriously considering applying to the FSF should attend one of these sessions.

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  • Download application materials from Hiatt’s online recruiting system - B.hired. Note: Eligible students must be a current sophomore, junior or senior. Applying seniors must be graduating in spring 2015. Seniors graduating fall 2014 are NOT ELIGIBLE.
  • The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 27 at 11:59 p.m. By this date students will need to have submitted their online applications, resume, & the first draft of the case study.
  • Students will be notified of advancement to the next round of the selection process within a couple of days of the Oct. 27 deadline. Those advancing to the next round will be given specific feedback and suggestions on their case studies/resumes and be required to make edits accordingly. If selected, students must be be #EmployerReady prior to the final deadline. The final deadline is Thursday, November 13.

Faculty Committee:

Students are encouraged to work with faculty on the preparation of their case studies. Students are welcome to work with any faculty member; however the following faculty members have offered themselves as a resource to YMA applicants on the case study component of the scholarship application. These professors are listed below.

Questions? Contact Caroline O’Shea, assistant director of employer relations, in the Hiatt Career Center.