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BFC Foundation announces latest MA scholarship recipients

Tom Bottomley
05 October 2020

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the recipients of its 2020 BFC MA scholarship schemes, which provide funding to those who have an offer from, or are currently studying for an MA at a BFC Colleges Council member college.

Brandon Choi from Central Saint Martins is the 2020 recipient of the BFC Chanel MA Scholarship, funded by Chanel, which covers the course tuition fees with a contribution to course costs or living expenses.

The BFC Dior Men MA Scholarship, funded by Dior Men, goes to Joe Pearson and Adam Alaoui Elyassé, who is in his final year, both from Central Saint Martins.

Recipients of the BFC MA Full Scholarship for 2020, available to students accepted on an MA Fashion Design course in the UK, are Dominic Huckbody, Jessan Macatangay and Edward Mendoza - all from Central Saint Martins, Shanti Bell from Royal College of Art and Pearl Quist from University of Salford.

The BFC MA Final Year Scholarship is offered to students in their final year of an MA Fashion Design course in the UK, to cover production costs for their final collections. Natasha Sweeney from Central Saint Martins is the 2020 recipient.

BFC Chief Executive, Caroline Rush, said: “We have been faced with truly the most impactful crisis of a generation and, at this time, supporting and empowering upcoming talent is more important than ever.

“The BFC offers support to help young people at every level to realise their ability, ensuring the future growth and success of the British fashion industry. Academic scholarships provide young designers from all backgrounds with the opportunity to eventually work in the creative industries, paving the way for the future generations of talent.”

Education is at the heart of the BFC Foundation and the BFC has been awarding students MA scholarships since 1998. The UK has some of the best fashion schools in the world and supporting students is imperative to maintaining the country’s position as the birthplace of global fashion talent.

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