The FIT Foundation

227 West 27th Street
New York City 10001-5992
(212) 217-4100

The FIT Foundation secures financial support to advance FIT’s mission.

Founded in 1944 as the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries, the FIT Foundation serves as an advisory and fundraising arm to FIT, raising support for the college’s strategic priorities; building academic and creative excellence, empowering the student community, and working with industry leaders worldwide to build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at FIT. The FIT Foundation also serves as a vital conduit between FIT’s alumni, friends, and donors, who further the mission of the institution through their generous support of its students, schools, departments, and programs.

The FIT Foundation is designated a tax-exempt institution under Federal Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3).

FIT aspires to meet the needs of every student, to remove barriers to enrollment, and to ensure that an education is accessible to all admitted students, regardless of family income. The FIT Foundation recognizes the urgent need to substantially increase the amount of financial aid available to students and actively engages alumni, friends, foundations, fashion-related industries, and corporations in support of generous scholarships that provide an affordable educational experience to deserving students who contribute to the diversity of FIT’s student body. The list of commencement awards, loan funds, and scholarships attests to their commitment to the college.


Scholarship gifts help further FIT’s mission by providing life-changing financial support to qualified students. Full and partial scholarships are available to full-time students offering evidence of financial need and academic merit. A limited number of partial scholarships have been established for matriculated evening and weekend students who demonstrate financial need. A number of scholarships provided by the friends and families of FIT are awarded—based on aptitude, need, and/or scholastic achievement—to students who have completed a year of study at FIT. Some of these are limited to specific criteria established by the donor.

All Endowed and Current Scholarships

Abe Schack Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Toy Design
Abe Schrade Corp. Scholarship
Abraham L. Blumenfeld Endowed Scholarship
Adele and Wesley Simpson Endowed Scholarship
Adele C. Elgart Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Adolph, Lily and Peter Vogel Scholarship 
Alberto Lattuada Travel Scholarship
Alfred B. Wagner Memorial Award
Allan R. Johnson Scholarship
Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
American Apparel Foundation Scholarship
Amsale Aspire Endowed Scholarship
Amy Dawn Scerbo Scholarship
Analogous Scholarship
Andreas Nicolas Belli Marinos Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Moszynski Interior Design Scholarship
Andrew Pizzo Memorial Senior Night Award
Andrew Rosen Endowed Scholarship
Angelo Donghia Foundation Scholarship
Anglo Fabrics Endowed Scholarships
Anita James Rosen Endowed Scholarship
Ann and Harvey Zelesnick Scholarship
Ann Inc. Endowed Scholarship for Women's Fashion Design
Ann Inc. Richard Liebeskind Student Award
Ann Kissel Grun Endowed Alumni Scholarship
Annette Green Honor Scholarship
Antonio Lopez Endowed Scholarship 
Art Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship 
Arthur Englander Memorial Scholarship Fund
Arthur I. Caine Memorial Award 
Arthur Price Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Arthur R. Rolfo Endowed Scholarship
Barbara and Arnold Cohen Endowed Scholarship
Barbara Legere Binns Scholarship
Barneys New York Foundation Scholarship
Barry and Sheryl Schwartz Scholarship
Bergdorf and Goodman Scholarship
Bernard G. Cohn Memorial Scholarship
Bernice and Milton Stern Scholarship
Bessie and Barnet Ginsburg Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Bill Carone Endowed Scholarship
Billie Gordon Dean's Award
Bloomingdales Annual Scholarship
Bob Fisch Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Bob Fisch Graduate Scholarship
Bonnie Cashin Memorial Fund
Borg Fabrics Endowed Scholarship
Boston Proper Scholarship
Breakfast 2004 Endowed Scholarship
Brett Johnson Social Justice Scholars Program
Brian J. Zientek Memorial Endowed Award
Bruce Roberts Endowed Scholarship
Brunschwig and Fils Endowed Honor Scholarship
Buick Design Endowed Scholarship
Cafe Scholarship
Capri Holdings Social Justice Scholars Program
Carolina Herrera Social Justice Scholar Program
Catherine Kelly Memorial Scholarship
Carl Rosen Endowed Scholarship
Carleton Woolen Mills, Inc., Endowed Scholarship
Carole Gottlieb Lang Memorial Scholarship
Carole Sloan Scholarship 
Cassandra and Michael Williams FIT Commencement Award
CATO Carolinas
Cato-Howard Davidowitz Endowed Scholarship Fund
CFM Study Abroad Scholarship
Charles Contreri/Wallace Sloves Scholarship Award
Charles Nolan Scholarship
Charles Reichman Award
JP Morgan Chase Scholarship
Chico's Fashion Innovation Scholarship
China Beauty Charity Fund Scholarships 
Christine Pratt Home Products Alumni Scholarship
Chris Madden Scholarship
Colbert Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Commercial Embroidery Fund 
Cosmetics and Fragrance Department Award
Cosmetics and Fragrance Leadership Award
Creative Technology C/U Scholarship
Fashion Design Scholarship in Honor of Victor Alfaro
Scholarship in Memory of Ken Duskin
David B. Weiss Memorial Scholarship
David Dubinsky Foundation Endowed Scholarship
David J. Derrick Interior Design Travel Award
David Kendall Memorial Scholarship
David Mercer Memorial Scholarship
David Schwartz Foundation
David Zelinka Endowed Scholarship
David, Ruth and Howard Israel Children's Wear Scholarship
Davidow Suits, Inc., Endowed Scholarship
Daykin Keliher Scholarship
Diane LaRaja Memorial Award
Diane Rubinfeld Scholarship
Display Award in Honor of Mary Costantini
Dolores Zuckerman Gewirtz Scholarship
Don Sipley Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dorothy Ross Memorial Scholarship
Dorsch Art Endowed Award
Dr. Jay and Mrs. Patty Baker Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Dean Steven Frumkin
Dr. Leonard Florence and Sy Stewart Global Scholars Endowment in Home Products
Dr. Sam Howard Rumley Memorial Scholarship
Dubinsky Appleton Endowed Jewelry Design Scholarship
E. Susan Johnson Scholarship
Echo Design Group Scholarship
Ed Kavanaugh and Stanley Kohlenberg Scholarship
Edelman Leather Scholarship
Edward Weissman Endowed Scholarship
Edwin A. Goodman Endowed Scholarship
Elaine Stone Endowed Scholarship Award
Eli Elias Endowed Scholarship
Ellen Alpert Endowed Scholarship 
Elliot Lippin Scholarship
Ellis Family Endowed Scholarship
Elsa Peretti Endowed Scholarship
Elsa Peretti, Tiffany and Co. Scholarship
Emanuel and Mabel Weintraub Scholarship
Endowing Excellence Scholarship Fund
Etienne Aigner Endowed Scholarship
Eugene Rothkopf Award in Knitwear Design
Evelyn Dawson Wynn Memorial
Exhibition and Experience Design Scholarship/SEGD Scholarship Award
Fabergé Design Endowed Scholarship
Faie J. Joyce Honor Scholarship
Fairchild Publications Endowed Scholarship
Fashion and Textile Studies Achievement Award
Fashion Group Foundation Scholarship
Fashion Group International/Isabel and Ruben Toledo Endowed Scholarship
Fashion Service Network Scholarship
Fast Retail Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Felice and Al Lippert Scholarship
Firmenich Foundation Scholarship
FIT Black Student Illustrators Award
FIT Barry and Sheryl Schwartz Current Use Scholarship
Francesca Joelson Scholarship
Frank Olive Memorial Fund Scholarship
Frank Shapiro Memorial Senior Night Award
Fred Pomerantz Honor Scholarship
Frederick Atkins, Inc., Endowed Scholarship
Friedman LLP Entrepreneurship Scholar
Gaetano Savini Brioni Scholarship
Gemini Shippers Association Endowed Scholarship
General Mills Foundation Endowed Scholarship
George J. Greenberg Endowed Scholarship
George L. Wybenga Endowed Scholarship Award
George S. Kaufman Endowed Scholarship
Gerald and May Ellen Ritter Memorial Honor Scholarship
Gershon and Judith Lieber Scholarship
Gerta Pomerantz Scholarship
Gianni Versace Memorial Scholarship
Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Endowed Scholarship (Formerly FINANCO)
Giorgio Armani Fashion Corp Endowed Scholarship
Giorgio Di Sant'Angelo Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Gladys Marcus Commencement Award
Gloria Margaret Kaye Memorial Scholarship Fund
Gokhan-Kucuk International Student Award
Gordon Parks Foundation Scholarship
Har-Even Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Harriet and Charles Stern Sustainable Interior Environments Research and Design Scholarship Award
Harry Greenburg Scholarship Fund
Harry Winston Endowed Scholarship
Hazel Bishop Endowed Scholarship
Hazel Roy Memorial Scholarship Fund
Headwear Association Scholarship Sponsored by S. H. Baik of Young An Hat Company
Helen Galland Endowed Scholarship
Henry Doneger Endowed Scholarship
Henry R. Kravis Scholarship
Henry Wolf Presidential Scholars Study Abroad Scholarship
Hoech Fibers, Inc., Endowed Scholarship
Hoechst Celanese Endowed Scholarship
Home Products Endowed Scholarship (Breakfast 2003 Endowed Scholarship)
I. Kleinfeld and Sons Endowed Scholarship
Interior Design Alumni Endowed Scholarship Award
Interior Design Department Commencement Award
Interior Design Johnson and Johnson
International Bridal Manufacturers Association Award
Intimate Apparel Scholarship
Ira Guilden Memorial Endowed Scholarship 
Ira Hechler Scholarship
ITM Melinda Lorenz Scholarship
ITM New Group Scholarship
J.P. Stevens and Co. Scholarship
Jacalyn E. S. Bennett Endowed Scholarship
Jack Fensternmacker Memorial Honor Scholarship
Jackwyn L. Nemerov Scholarship
Jaclyn Inc. Scholarship
James and Eleni Tsunis Endowed Scholarship
James I. Spiegel Dean's Award
James T. Clarke Memorial Award
Jan B. Law Endowed Scholarship
Jane Scott Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Janine (Nina) Berger Scholarship Award 
Jacqueline and Russell Pomeranz ITM Scholarship
Jasha Ghitis Endowed Scholarship
JC Penney Endowed Scholarship
Jean Claude Mastroianni Endowed Scholarship
Jean L. Rosenblatt Award
Jean LaBue Scholarship in Memory of Sophie LaBue
Jean Wallrapp Memorial Scholarship 
Jenny Brill Endowed Scholarship in Handbag Design
Jerome and Simona Chazen Endowed Scholarship Program
Jerome L. Greene Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Jerry Adler Award
Jerry McDaniel Scholarship Fund
Jerry Silverman Inc., Endowed Scholarship
Joan Hornig Endowed Scholarship
Jodi Tilton/Jones Apparel Group Endowed Award
Joe Powers Memorial Scholarship Fund
Joel Wigler Endowed Scholarship
John E. Reeves Scholarship
John Fabian Endowed Scholarship
John G. Ledes Endowed Honor Scholarship
John Paul Stellefson Memorial Fund
John Pomerantz Scholarship
John Szarkowski Scholarship Award in Photography
Jonathan Kolber Endowed Scholarship 
Joseph A. Capobiano Memorial Scholarship at FIT
Joseph A. Coleman, M.D. Maidenform Endowed Scholarship
Joseph Calio Memorial Scholarship
Joseph J. Amato/Mary A. Mills Endowed Scholarship Award
Judith and Burton Resnick Scholarship
Judith Ripka Endowed Scholarship
Jules Yuckman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Julian Geiger Endowed Scholarship
Julius H. Gewirtz Endowed Scholarship
Julius S. Panero and Martin Zelnik Interior Design Award
Kate Spade and Company Foundation Scholarship I
Kate Spade and Company Foundation Scholarship II
Kaufhof Scholarship Award
Kayser-Roth Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Lari and Barbara Stanton Scholarship for National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship Graduates 
Lari Stanton Endowed Scholarship
Laszlo Roth Senior Night Award
Laura Pomerantz Endowed Scholarship Fund
Laurence C. Leeds Endowed Scholarship
Laverne Neil Memorial Scholarship
Lawrence J. Israel Interior Design Award
Leanora E. Nelson Honorary Scholarship
Lee and Marvin Traub Honor Scholarship Fund
Lenox Bridal Wear Scholarship
Leo and Elly Honig – Anglo Fabrics
Leonard A. Lauder Endowed Scholarships in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing at FIT
Leonard Silberman/Duralee Fabrics Scholarship
Leonard W. Pollatschek Scholarship
Leslie Blodgett Endowed Scholarship
Leslie Fay, Inc., Endowed Scholarship 
Lester Gribetz Endowed Scholarship
Lillian Aramony Endowed Millinery Scholarship
Lillie Major-Giroux Endowed Scholarship
Lion Brand Knitwear Award
Lion Brand Yarn Company Endowed Scholarship
Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg F&P
Lord and Taylor Endowed Scholarship
Lorraine Bettis and John Black Scholarship
Louise Dahl Wolfe Endowed Scholarship
Lynn and Carl Goldstein Endowed Scholarship 
Macy's New York Endowed Scholarship
Madeline Gardner Scholarship
Maidenform Endowed Scholarship
Marco Wachter Memorial Scholarship
Margo Scavarda and Lawrence Aiken Scholarship
Maria Spagnola Alaya Scholarship Fund
Marie Auyang Scholarship
Marie B. Simms Endowed Scholarship
Marie Rose Camporeale Endowed Award 
Marion and Myron Alexander Endowed Scholarship
Martin Paul Kahn Endowed Scholarship 
Marvin Feldman Endowed Scholarship
Marvin Feldman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Mary Douglass Dean's Award
Maurice Bidermann Honor Scholarship
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation Scholarship
May Department Stores Endowed Scholarship
Melanie Amariglio Endowed Scholarship
Melvin E. Dawley Endowed Scholarship
Melvin E. Kleeblatt Scholarship
Merrilie Camhe Memorial Scholarship
Michael and Susanna Steinberg Scholarship
Michael and Shirley Kaplan Scholarship
Michael Fux Endowed Scholarship
Michael Kors Endowed Scholarship
Michele Marzigliano Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Michele Savoia Memorial Scholarship
Midge and George Peer Memorial Scholarship
Milliken and Company Scholarship
Milton J. Cassell Memorial Scholarship
Minnie Mallov Stone Memorial Commencement Award
Miriam S. Enders Scholarship
Monique Recant Memorial Scholarship
Morris Camhe Memorial Scholarship
Morris Rothman Memorial Award in Textile Development and Marketing
Mortimer April Endowed Scholarship
Museum of FIT Graduation Award
Myron H. Blumenfeld Endowed Honor Scholarship
Nadia Stark Silbert Award/Scholarship
NAMSB Foundation
NAMSB Foundation '98
NAMSB Marvin A. Blumenfeld Award
NAMSB Scholarship
Nancy Greer Inc., Endowed Scholarship
Nancy Yedlin Alumni Scholarship
National Board of Coat and Suit Endowed Scholarship
National Millinery Planning Board Endowed Scholarship
Neiman Marcus Group Scholarship
New York Times Honor Scholarship 
Nicholas Politis Interior Design Scholarship Award
Norman V. Wechsler Scholarship
NRF Travel Award
Ok Cha Lee Mason Endowed Scholarship
Pantone, Inc., Scholarship
Pat Sandler Memorial Alumni Endowed Scholarship
Patricia Zipprodt Scholarship Fund
Patty and Jay Baker Scholarship  
Paul Hellman Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Paul Honig Endowed Scholarship
Paul Shapiro Sociology Award
Pauline Halper Dean's Award
Peggy Ward/Macy's Endowed Scholarship
Peter Weber Memorial Scholarship
Petrie Stores Endowed Scholarship
Phyllis and Andrew Seifer Interior Design Award
Pierre Cardin Scholarship
Prada Scholarship
Production Management Alumni Award
PVH Corp. ITM Scholarship
QVC International Scholarship Fund
Raiff Foundation Fund
Rain Cheetahs by Naman Endowed Scholarship
Ralph Lauren Corp. ITM Scholarships
Ralph Lauren Social Justice Scholar Program
Raymond Nordheim Memorial Senior Night Award
Reeves Brothers Foundation Scholarship
Regines Endowed Scholarship
Reliance Group Holdings, Inc. Scholarship
Retail Brand Alliance Endowed Scholarship
Revlon Foundation Scholarship
Revlon Inc., Endowed Award
Revlon Linda Harris Endowed Scholarship
Richard Ely Memorial Scholarship
Richman Family Endowed Scholarship
Rickee Oleet Endowed Memorial Award
Robert Chavez and Annette Green Endowed Scholarship
Robert J. Suslow Endowed Scholarship
Robert Lagary Memorial Scholarship
Robert Rose Scholarship
Robert Stock Endowed Scholarship
Roger Caracappa Scholarship
Ronald and Anne Lubman Interior Design Scholarship
Rose Lanzillotti Dean's Award
Rose Wells Bing Scholarship
Ruben Cruz Endowed Scholarship
Ruby H. Bailey Scholarship
Russ Togs Inc., Endowed Scholarship
Rwitobrato Datta Endowed Scholarship
Saks Fifth Avenue Commencement Award
Sal Passalacqua Memorial Scholarship
Samuel and Sara Golub Scholarship
Samuel L. Deitsch Endowed Scholarship
Sandra and Arthur Tauber Endowed Scholarship
Shirley and Melvin Bernstein Scholarship
Sidney J. Bernstein Scholarship
Splash Swimwear Endowed Scholarship
Spring Mills, Inc., Scholarship
Stan Filonovich Endowed Scholarship
Stanley Solomon Memorial Award
Sterling National Bank & Trust Scholarship
Steven Frumkin Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Internal FIT)
Student Faculty Corporation Scholarship
Susan Snitzer Endowed Scholarship
Suzy Perette Inc. Endowed Scholarship
Tamara Lizzi Scholarship
The Apparel Guild Scholarship
The Decorator's Club, Discover Design PreCollege Scholarship
The Fragrance Foundation FIT Diversity Scholarship
The High Fashion Group/Jack Weinstock Award in Fashion Design
The Kim Pinto Global Travel Scholarship
The George F. Matouk Memorial Scholarship
Theresa Wood Levine Endowed Scholarship
Tiedemann Trust Endowed Scholarship
TJX/Jack Lindner Endowed Scholarship
Tokai Women's Junior College Scholarship
Trevor William Dingman Scholarship
Two Ten FIT Sam and Libby Edelman Scholarship
Typographic Design Scholarship
Underfashion Club Scholarship
Victoria's Secret Cosmetics and Fragrance Award
Vidal Sassoon Scholarship
Vincent Trocchia Scholarship Award in Interior Design
Vintner’s Daughter Endowed Scholarship
Violet + Claire Scholarship
Vittorina A. Rolfo Endowed Scholarship
Walter Richardson Memorial Scholarship
Walter Riedler Scholarship Fund
PVH ITM Scholarship
Werner Klaas Scholarship Fund
Westpoint Stevens Endowed Scholarship
William Lauder Scholarship
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Williams Commencement Award
Women's Media Group Scholarship
Wool Bureau Endowed Scholarship
YMA Endowed Scholarship
Zebra Technologies Student Award
Zelinka-Matlick, Inc., Endowed Scholarship
Zina Sisman Levy Memorial Endowed Scholarship