Knoll launches design scholarship for black college students

Knoll launches design scholarship for black college students

EAST GREENVILLE, Pa. –  Knoll Inc., parent company of several design-driven brands including Holly Hunt and Edelman Leather for the workplace and home, have launched a new scholarship for black college students.

Called the Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships, the company created the scholarship in 2020 to develop the next generation of black architects, graphic designers, industrial and architectural engineers, interior designers, and industrial designers.

“Giving back to the communities where we live and work has been part of the Knoll culture since our founding,” said Andrew Cogan, Knoll chairman and CEO. “The Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students is an exciting new way we can build on that heritage and make an impact.”

With the new program, Knoll will provide individual tuition awards of $10,000, renewable annually, to a total of five black 2021 high school graduates in the U.S. and Canada who will be pursuing studies at two- or four-year institutions. The program will be administered by Scholarship America, a nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization that works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities.

To apply for the scholarship, students can access the application at this link. Applications for the program’s inaugural year are available now through Jan. 14, 2021.

Learn more about Knoll’s other actions to support more inclusive and diverse communities here. In a release, Knoll said that it believes in “embracing diverse perspectives” to contribute “to an inclusive workplace and strengthens the communities where we live and work.”

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