The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and The Geoffrey Beene Foundation have formed a five-year strategic alliance to further their mutual goals of expanding support for students seeking careers in the fashion industry. The Geoffrey Beene Foundation will contribute $2 Million to the fund over the next five years. The pledge is in addition to the $1 Million contributed by the Foundation in 2006.
Beginning in 2008, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund will award the Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship to four enterprising students majoring in fashion and related disciplines. These $25,000 scholarships will be given annually to the most outstanding students identified at the Fund’s 26 participating colleges and universities across the United States.
Myko Lin, a Senior at Otis College of Art and Design is competing for this year's scholarship.