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Gucci Changemakers Scholars Program

Gucci will distribute $1.5M over four years across our two scholarship programs: Gucci Changemakers Scholars and Gucci Changemakers X CFDA Scholars by Design, to ensure a new era of diverse and exceptional young people will gain opportunities and experiences across the fashion industry.

This year students will only be able to apply for the Gucci Changemakers Scholars program.


All eligible students who are planning to attend or are currently enrolled in a four-year college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree or a two-year community college program within North America are welcome to apply.

Scholarships will be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year for up to $20,000 per student.  The Gucci Changemakers Scholars program is open to students not only interested in design, but also marketing, art, film, communications, merchandising, and other related creative and business fields.

Special consideration for this year’s scholarship program will be given to students who live or study in one of the 12 Gucci Changemakers cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington D.C.) and/or plan to attend or currently attend a Historically Black College and University.

Initial applications are due by Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST.

Application Materials

  • Essay response (300 words): How will you use your talents and creativity to improve humanity?
  • Creative portfolio: no more than three slides that highlights your interest in the field of fashion or creativity. The portfolio can include original designs, sketches, photographs, or even a collage from magazine clippings. (Attach as PDF)
  • Student Biography (not to exceed 150 words): Provide an overview of who you are, your interests, and goals for the future. 
  • Applicant Video (two-to-three minutes): Tell us more about who you are, your creative interests, goals and dreams for the future, and how the Gucci Changemakers Scholars award will help you.

Application and Review Timeline

Application Open: November 3, 2021
Application Closing: January 28, 2022
Finalists Notified: Week of May 23, 2022
Scholarship Recipients Selected and Notified: Week June 20, 2022
Public Announcement: Mid-July 2022