MG Design, a provider of exhibit design and other event services, chose the winner of its second annual scholarship, which drew applications from exhibit design students.
Receiving the scholarship is NaYoung Kang, a graduate student at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).
“A student of exhibition design should embody the knowledge that exhibitions are informational experiences created for and driven by audiences, and that to be an exhibition designer is to be a storyteller,” said Brenda Cowan, associate professor, chair of Graduate Exhibition Design program, Fashion Institute of Technology. “They should complete their education with strong technical achievement, leadership and innovation in mind, and as someone who sees themselves as a steward of the profession. NaYoung possesses these attributes, and it has been a pleasure seeing her grow and come into her own with each new project.”
Kang, who will receive her master’s degree in Exhibition Design from FIT in June 2014, stood out from a competitive field of scholarship entrants thanks to her design portfolio and experience.
In her application submission, Kang’s words echo MG’s process and commitment: “An exhibit designer needs to constantly make an effort to grow and be better than his or her prior works. A designer can achieve the best result of his or her project through understanding audiences, testing and sharing the ideas, having diverse experiences and good time management. I am always trying to improve all my skills for creating a good design.”
The Michael Grivas Sr. Exhibit Design Excellence Scholarship program, now entering its third year, was created in honor of MG Founder Michael Grivas Sr., who was a talented designer, industrious entrepreneur and industry visionary. Awarded annually, scholarship recipients must be exemplary students seeking a degree in an exhibit design-related field.
To be considered, applicants must:
- Be at least a junior currently attending an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution seeking a bachelor’s degree in an exhibit design-related field or a graduate student in a master’s degree program in an exhibit-design related field
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the time of application
- Demonstrate traits of leadership, excellence and creativity