Gensler Scholarship

PAVE Gensler Scholarship



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The mission of the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is to support, encourage and foster students working in the fields of retail design, retail planning and visual merchandising. To that end, we have created the Student Scholarship Program to assist students with funds in covering basic needs. In just seven years, PAVE's Scholarship Program has proudly granted over $150,000 to students.

The Gensler Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the field of design and architecture through a $2,500 award.


1. Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Design or Architecture in the retail environments industry.

2. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

3. Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

4. Open to students studying domestically within the U.S. and international students.

How to Apply

All applications must be received by September 29, 2017

The following items must be attached to your application form for your request to be considered:

1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 600 words) Possible talking points:

  • Describe your vision of future retail environments. Reference any current and future trends that will influence how customers interact with the retail environment, and how designers will drive this change through retail design.
  • How your career will positively impact the industry’s future. Incorporate in your essay those character traits you possess that will propel your academic and future career success.
  • Detail any changes that you encountered in your educational career.

2. Project Folio of 6 pages maximum: (8.5" x 11")

  • Describe a retail related project (student based or professional) that you have worked on and that you are proud of (including supporting visuals).

3. One Reference: Can be a professor or faculty member or an employer (including internship supervisors):

*Reference may not be friends or family members. Letter of recommendation is not needed, just the contact information for your reference.

4. Must include a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial)

5. Submit your application online or email your application with supporting documents to


Online Application Form Can Be Found Near The Top Of This Page 
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