Diversify Design Scholarship
We publicly launched our scholarship program this month!
The Designlab 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), women, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and members of other historically disadvantaged groups.
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.
More information on our application timeline and process is available here.