BIPOC junior-year undergraduate and first-year graduate design students in US colleges and universities are encouraged to apply!

Find the application and related information here.
Extended application deadline: March 19, 2021.

The 2021 TDC Superscript Scholarship sponsored by Monotype recognizes BIPOC students studying type design at a college or university in the United States.

The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding student currently in their junior year of college or first year of graduate or postgraduate school, who demonstrates exceptional talent and promise in the design and creation of letterforms (typeface, lettering or calligraphy).

This scholarship is awarded to foster an understanding and appreciation of the significance of type and typography in the next generation of designers. The scholarship will be applied to the selected student’s final-year tuition that begins in September 2021 and concludes in June 2022.

Scholarship Jury

Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich | de Vicq design
Saki Mafundikwa | founder of ZIVA and author of Afrikan Alphabets
Nina Stössinger | Frere-Jones Type
David Jon Walker | Rhealistic
Bobby Martin, Jr. | Champions Design

The selected student will also receive a one-year student membership to the Type Directors Club, and will be invited to receive a certificate at the Type Directors Club annual awards evening in New York in July 2021.

Details about the application requirements and the application form are here.

The Monotype brand has been synonymous with type for more than 125 years. Today, Monotype is home to some of the world’s most widely used typefaces, seen everywhere on devices, the web, and in print.

The Type Directors Club sets the standards of typographical excellence in advertising, design and publishing, and hopes that the scholarship will encourage talented students to develop a love for typography and an appreciation of the significance of typography in the design process.

Good luck to those of you who decide to apply, and we hope everyone else will spread the word about this terrific opportunity!