Tags: EU | Italy | Gucci Diversity

Gucci Launches Diversity US Scholarship Program

Gucci Launches Diversity US Scholarship Program

Monday, 07 October 2019 10:38 AM

MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci is to offer $1.5 million in U.S. university scholarships to students who are "traditionally underrepresented" in the fashion industry.

The program forms part of Gucci's response to the uproar over its $890 sweater that resembled blackface.

Along with the scholarships of up to $20,000 per student for the 2020-21 academic year, Gucci is announcing $1 million in grants to community-based organizations focusing on education; social justice and equity; and art and culture. Grants run from $10,000 to $50,000 for one year.

Two scholarships will be awarded for design students in conjunction with the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Another 20-50 scholarships will be awarded to students aiming for fashion careers but with other specialties.

Applications for both programs opened on Monday.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
Italian fashion house Gucci is to offer $1.5 million in U.S. university scholarships to students who are "traditionally underrepresented" in the fashion industry.The program forms part of Gucci's response to the uproar over its $890 sweater that resembled blackface.Along...
EU,Italy,Gucci Diversity
128
2019-38-07
Monday, 07 October 2019 10:38 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved