Gucci America has announced its 2020 class of Gucci North America Changemakers Scholarship recipients, and of the 20 students selected, three are FIT students:
- Trevon Barnes, a 2020 graduate of the Fashion Business Management AAS program who plans to start his bachelor’s degree work at FIT in FBM in the fall of 2020
- Kristian Brown, a fourth-semester student in the Advertising and Marketing Communications AAS program
- Gabrielle DeLeon, a Fashion Design student specializing in Special Occasion who is slated to graduate in 2023
Each student will receive up to $20,000, in addition to mentorship and virtual internship opportunities.
The Gucci North America Changemakers Scholarship aims to distribute $1.5 million in scholarships over the next four years in order to ensure “a new generation of diverse young people.”
Additionally, under the Changemakers umbrella, Gucci announced recipients of the Gucci North America Changemakers x CFDA Scholars By Design program. Kaya Ugorji, a high school senior who will be attending FIT next year, was one of the recipients. This program was conceived to support two diverse graduating high school seniors who plan to study fashion design at an accredited four-year undergraduate college or university. This award is $20,000 per year for four years.