Nearly $1.5 Million in Fashion Scholarships Was Doled Out at This Gala

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Nearly $1.5 Million in Fashion Scholarships Was Doled Out at This Gala

01/26/2017
Earlier this month at the 80th annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner in NYC, celebrities, VIPs and fashion industry titans came together at the Grand Hyatt hotel for a gala to celebrate the 2017 Fashion Scholarship Fund class and eight Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship finalists, awarding nearly $1.5 million in scholarships throughout the evening. The night also honored Michael Strahan, John Tighe and Judy Person for their generous contributions to the fashion industry with the Future of Fashion Award, Retailer of the Year Award and Wholesaler of the Year Award, respectively.

Celebrities and VIPs came out to show their support with attendees including Kellan Lutz (Geoffrey Beene's newly appointed Brand Ambassador), Martha Stewart, Fern Mallis, Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan, Sammi Giancola, Tom and Mara Hutton (Geoffrey Beene Foundation), among others. The crowd cheered on the eight finalists, selected from top colleges and universities around the country, who were awarded grants for either $10,000 or $30,000 to allow them to further the pursuit of their education and career goals.