TDC Opens Call For Four Global Scholarship Programs

BIPOC, Female-Identifying, Native American/First Nation, and Needs-based Students

The Type Directors Club has opened the call for applications for its four global student scholarship programs. The deadline for each scholarship is April 29, except for the TDC Scholarship Program which is April 30.

• Adé Hogue Scholarship, sponsored by Monotype, is in commemoration of gifted young Chicago-based art director, designer, letterer, and avid cyclist Adé Hogue, in cooperation with the Broderick Adé Hogue Foundation. TDC will award the $5,000 scholarship to an outstanding BIPOC student globally in their junior year of college or first year of graduate or postgraduate school who demonstrates exceptional talent and promise in the design or use of letterforms.

• Beatrice Warde Scholarship, also sponsored by Monotype, is named after the journalist, typographical scholar, and communicator on typography who was the first female member of the TDC.  She enthusiastically believed in the merits of education and championed them throughout her professional career with Monotype. The $5,000 scholarship recognizes a woman college student globally in their junior year of undergraduate study whose work demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication, and aptitude for typography, lettering, type design, and/or design criticism.

• Ezhishin Scholarship, sponsored by Google, was launched in 2022 in conjunction with the successful Ezhishin conference, the first-ever panel and workshop event dedicated to Native North American typography. The $5,000 scholarship is for Native American and First Nation individuals, whether current students or those that want to supplement their education via post-grad programs, applicable workshops, or self-initiated projects. The applicant should reside either in the US or Canada, and demonstrate a creative practice that explores typography, type design, or relevant linguistic work.

TDC Scholarship Program is open to juniors worldwide going into their senior (in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree) year of college who demonstrate exceptional talent, sophistication, and skill in typography.  Six $1,000 and four $500 scholarships are available, the deadline for entry is April 30, 2024. In addition to the financial awards, the winners of each scholarship receive a one-year TDC student membership, which includes a copy of The World’s Best Typography®Typography 45, and complimentary admission for all TDC events.

Winners for all four scholarships will be announced on August 14, 2024 at the TDC Ascenders 2024 awards ceremony in New York.