School of Communication and the Arts
Seven students win prestigious YMA scholarships
Seven Marist fashion students were awarded $5,000 each in scholarship money from the Fashion Scholarship Fund. The winners this year are Forrest Simms, '14, Lauren Marsiglio, '12, Dana Liu, '14, Nicole Rodgers, '14, Brooke Kristensen, '12, Emily Banas, '12, and Gina Luciano, '12.
The Fashion Scholarship Fund is a national non-profit association made up of influential members of the fashion community, dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students and facilitating internships, mentorships and career programs.
The students attended an awards ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in January 2012. The Marist designers joined the record 126 college students who received scholarships this year to fund their studies in the fashion industry. Highlights of the event included a musical performance by the original cast of "Jersey Boys" and the presentation of the Future of Fashion Award to designer Jason Wu.