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MG Design, an exhibit design company, announced the winners of its annual scholarship program, which drew applications from graduate and undergraduate students from around the world.

The winners at the MG Design exhibit during EXHIBITORLIVE 2015.

The winners at the MG Design exhibit during EXHIBITORLIVE 2015.

The MG Exhibit Design Excellence Scholarship Program was created in honor of MG Founder Michael Grivas Sr., a talented designer, industrious entrepreneur and industry visionary. MG proudly recognized its 2015 graduate-level scholarship recipient Sergei Vasilev, a graduate student at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). The 2015 undergraduate-level scholarship recipient is Bryanna Grimes, a senior at Bemidji State University.

MG announced and celebrated the scholarship recipients during EXHIBITORLIVE, which also hosted a gathering for students.

As part of the scholarship selection process, students submit projects from their design portfolio as well as write a brief essay on the skills they believe are most important for being a successful designer.

Applicants must also meet academic requirements and demonstrate their involvement in the exhibit industry. In addition to their scholarships, recipients also received travel expenses from MG, so they could attend EXHIBITORLIVE.

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Sergei Vasilev, Fashion Institute of Technology

Vasilev will receive his master’s in Exhibition Design from FIT in June. A native of Russia, Vasilev has a degree from the Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry and has worked as a designer for BBDO Moscow. He is also a member of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD).

Bryanna Grimes, Bemidji State University

Grimes is a senior who will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Technology Art & Design from Bemidji State University in May. She is a Dean’s List student who has received numerous honors and is also a member of the BSU Design Guild and the Council of Indian Students.

The Michael Grivas Sr. Exhibit Design Excellence Scholarship program is an annual scholarship awarded to an exemplary student 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

Scholarship applications for the next school year will be available by July 15 at MGDesign.com/designexcellence.

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