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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.