Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
Knoll Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students who identify as black that reside in the United States and Canada who plan to continue their education in a college or vocational school in a design-related program. The Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students are to develop the next generation of architects, graphic designers, industrial and architectural engineers, interior designers and industrial designers. Knoll will award up to five renewable scholarships of $10,000 each. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, architecture or industrial design goals essay, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, unusual personal or family circumstances, and academic performance.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Website: Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students
Application: Create an Account & Apply

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Identify as Black.
  • Reside in the United States or Canada.
  • Be high school seniors / students in their final year of upper secondary school who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or CEGEP institution for the entire academic year.
  • Be pursuing a design-related degree; majors include:
    Architecture Technician
    Architecture Technology
    Graphic Design
    Industrial Design
    Industrial Engineering
    Industrial Production Technology
    Interior Design

Required Documents:

  1. A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
  2. Copy of the most recently filed tax return filed with the IRS or Revenue Canada which was used to complete the Financial Information section. Please block out all social security/social insurance numbers before uploading.

Open to DREAMers: No
Renewable: Yes, awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, maintaining an eligible major for this scholarship and continuation of the program by Knoll Foundation.
Questions? Please reach out to or call 507-931-1682.