2016 Eric Feigenbaum Academic Scholarship Application

Important Deadline: February 29, 2016
Completed applications must be received at the PAVE office.

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now entering it’s seventh year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry, including, but not limited to careers in retail design and planning, and visual merchandising industries. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school. PAVE has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships and finaicnal aid over the past seven years to students.

The Eric Feigenbaum Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the retail design and visual merchandising field through a $5,000 award funded by B+N.


  1. Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in the retail environments industry (e.g. visual merchandising, store design, interior design, industrial design, and other programs for careers in the retail environments industry).
  2. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
  3. Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
  4. EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $8,000 or less per year as shown on your 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Printed copy of your FAFSA results can be downloaded from: www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Application Requirements

The following items must be attached to your application form for your request to be considered:
  1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 650 words)
    • Identify what you feel are the most important issues facing the visual merchandising and store design industry today and discuss.
    • 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 challenges that you encountered in your educational career.
      (Essays should address all of the above topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee.)
  2. Project Folio of 6 pages maximum: (8.5 x 11 inch)
    • Describe a retail related project (student based or professional) that you’ve worked on and that you are proud of (include supporting visuals).
  3. Two letters of recommendation: One letter must come from a professor or faculty member; the other letter can come from an employer, including internship supervisors. Letters may not be from friends or family members, and must be on school/company letterhead.
  4. Must include a copy of your transcript.
  5. Email your application with supporting documents to pave@paveinfo.org or mail to PAVE, 4651 Sheridan Street, Suite 470, Hollywood, FL 33021

All requests must be received by February 29, 2016.

* Award sent directly to recipient’s institution (to be applied directly towards tuition or other applicable costs of schooling)
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The following four items must be submitted with your application form for your request to be considered.
  • 1. Copy of your current transcript (official or unofficial)
  • 2. One academic reference
  • 3. Portfolio

Statement of Acceptance:

To be considered for these funds, I understand that I must be enrolled in a program located within the State of California and working toward a degree in Visual Merchandising. I am a full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours. The information I have provided and outlined in my letter is true. Any suspected fraud will be reported to the student’s educational institution. By entering your details in to this form, you agree to our Privacy Policy

Understood and Agreed

Uploading materials

please make sure you have all the application requirements as stated at the top of this form. 
upload all your competition materials as pdfs in a single zipped folder. 
the upload file size limit is 50 mb.