AATCC Foundation Announces Textile Design, Merchandising, and Technology Scholarship Recipients

AATCC Foundation Announces Textile Design, Merchandising, and Technology Scholarship Recipients

RTP, NC, August 8, 2023 – AATCC may be the Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, but its reach extends far beyond chemistry and color. Members work in all areas of the textile industry and the AATCC Foundation funds students in all areas of study. This year, AATCC even launched a friendly competition to raise funds for the Textile Chemistry and Textile Design Scholarships. So far, the chemistry team is pulling ahead in the fundraising efforts, but there is always strong support for design students.

To support future generations of textile scholars, donate to the AATCC Foundation at

In addition to direct funding for tuition, all Foundation scholars receive free registration for the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit in September and one year of complimentary AATCC membership to help them connect with industry professionals and launch a career in textiles.

Students, the application for 2024-2025 scholarships opens November 1. The application for research support grants is open now through October 15! Visit for more information about funding for your undergraduate or graduate research. Also, watch for updates on the 2024 Student Design and Merchandising competitions at

Varley Family Scholar

This is a $7,500 scholarship for students pursuing a textile-related career at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) or Cornell University.

Emily Ydoate, Junior, Textile Development and Marketing, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

Martin J. Bide University of Rhode Island Scholar

The Bide scholarship awards $1,500 to a student studying Textile Fashion, Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island.

Alyssa Graupe, Senior, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, University of Rhode Island

Darsey Family Scholar

This is a $1,500 scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students in a textile- and/or fashion-related program.

Elaine Weirich, Junior, Apparel and Textiles, University of Alabama

Kanti and Hansa Jasani Family Textile Scholars

Indian students attending a US university are eligible for one of three $1,000 Jasani scholarships. This scholarship is open to graduate as well as undergraduate students.

Hetul Patel, Junior, Polymer and Color Chemistry, North Carolina State University

Kavyashree Mruthyunjaya Swamy, Graduate, Textile Design, Thomas Jefferson University

Akanksha Pragya, Graduate, Fiber and Polymer Science, North Carolina State University

More Scholars

This year, AATCC Foundation is providing scholarships to about 25 students at 8 universities in programs ranging from fashion design to materials engineering. Learn about other 2023-2024 scholarship recipients at


AATCC Foundation Inc provides scholarships and grants to current and future textile professionals in all areas of study. The Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and is classified by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Media Contact: Diana Wyman, AATCC Foundation President; +1.919.549.3532;

Contact Information

Company: AATCC