Yes, we do! Read on for more info about our Diversify Design scholarship.
Goals of the Scholarship
Designlab’s Diversify Design scholarship program has run since March 2020 with the intention of building equity across diverse and inclusive representation in the design industry. We aim to do so by providing design education and professional support to aspiring designers from groups underrepresented in the design industry; this includes BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), AAPI, women, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and members of other historically disadvantaged groups.
We also understand that diversity in and of itself encompasses broad and varying experiences for different members of our community. We want all potential applicants to feel seen and heard, so if you feel that you meet the criteria to apply in some other way not listed above, please do so! We'd be happy to review your application.
We started Designlab in part to build, from the ground-up, an institution that would address some of the structural inequalities that exist in the world around access to education—and we committed to doing this with core values centered around empowerment, accessibility, and empathy.
Building empathy and enriching design requires a wide range of perspectives, which is why we actively seek diversity in our community; we intentionally do this through our hiring for both internal team members and mentors, as well as through this scholarship. We believe that diversity of background and opinion strengthens us and allows us to consider different ideas and approaches and the people we design for.
Each month, we offer:
- 1 scholarship worth 50% of UX Academy tuition
- 3 scholarships worth $1,000
- A limited number of full scholarships, based on availability and need
Please note that scholarship amounts will be calculated after all discounts, course credits, and deposits have been applied. If you have taken UX Academy Foundations and receive a scholarship towards UX Academy, your scholarship will be reflected in your tuition total after your UX Academy Foundations course credit has been applied. Scholarships are not applicable to the $399 UX Academy enrollment fee.
The application is comprised of three primary parts:
- General information
- Short written questions about why you want to participate in the scholarship program
- A 1–2 minute video telling us a little bit about yourself and why you think you’re a good candidate*
*Videos will be assessed on content, not quality. If you have any additional concerns about this, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Admissions Team about this.
Scholarship Application Timeline
We accept applications for the Diversify Design scholarship program on a monthly basis — see below for our upcoming round.
If awarded, recipients can apply their scholarship toward their UX Academy tuition for any of the next 3 cohorts. For example, if you are a scholarship recipient within the May 2022 round, you can apply your scholarship for the June 2022, July 2022, or August 2022 cohorts of UX Academy.
Please note that scholarships awarded for the current available submission deadline will not be applicable to the May cohort of UX Academy.
Here is our list of important upcoming dates for the scholarship:
Application deadline: Sunday, May 22nd, 11:59PM PST
Decision date: Wednesday, June 1st
Applicable cohorts: June 2022, July 2022, August 2022
Interested in a future cohort? Check back on Monday, May 23rd, for information on our next scholarship round.
Questions? Feel free to reach to Admissions at email@example.com.
In the selection process, applications will be read anonymously by a panel of at least 3 different readers and will be evaluated based on need, as well as commitment to shaping equitable, inclusive, and diverse spaces.
Terms and Conditions
Please note that if you are already a UX Academy Foundations student or have emailed or spoken with an Admissions Rep previously expressing an interest in UX Academy and the UX Academy scholarship program, you have already met the below eligibility requirements.
Scholarships are limited in number, and subject to availability. Even if an applicant meets scholarship criteria, a scholarship may not be awarded. Scholarships are not transferable. Scholarship value will be applied directly to the course fee and is not redeemable for cash.
If you'd like to apply for a UX Academy scholarship, and are not already enrolled in a course with us, please ensure that you have contacted the Admissions team to indicate your interest and motivation for pursuing the UX Academy program as well as the scholarship program. If you would like to connect with Admissions in order to learn more about UX Academy and be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All students who meet this eligibility requirement, both US-based and international, are welcome to apply.
By applying for a scholarship, the applicant grants Designlab permission to post their name in marketing communications in the event they are awarded the scholarship.
The Diversify Design Scholarship application is open! Please apply here.