FIT names first cohort of Social Justice Scholars

FIT names first cohort of Social Justice Scholars

The Fashion Institute of Technology

FIT names first cohort of Social Justice Scholars. – FIT

Launched in December 2021, the Social Justice Scholars Program is a first-of-its-kind higher education initiative established to increase opportunity and accelerate social equity within the creative industries for the BIPOC community.

The 11 first-semester students were selected to receive full scholarships provided by Brett Johnson, Capri Holdings, Carolina HerreraRalph Lauren

Beyond the scholarship support that will enable them to earn their bachelor’s degree, the program will also provide opportunities for internships and mentorships with their respective sponsors, career placement, as well as paid apprenticeships upon graduating from FIT.

FIT has named Nicole Finigan Ndzibah as executive director of the Social Justice Center at FIT. Most recently at Tommy HilfigerMacy’s

“FIT is internationally recognized as a leader in career education for the creative industries,” said FIT President Joyce F. Brown. 

“As a leader, it is vital that diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the forefront of our institutional values. We are committed to providing an inclusive experience to all students and we are elated to welcome the first SJC scholars this fall. This scholarship program is just one component of the SJC, which is working to eradicate the obstacles faced by BIPOC individuals, and it is a testament to the meaningful change taking place within the industry.”

FIT is currently recruiting for the 2023 class of Social Justice Scholars.

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