• The TDC Scholarship

    Type Directors Club (TDC) Scholarship Program. This program offers six $1,000 USD scholarships, and four $500 USD scholarships, to students in the US and worldwide. The scholarship funds will be directly applied to the recipient’s senior year tuition from September 2024 to May 2025.

    It is a talent and need-based scholarship. The applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from an instructor, a portfolio of three projects, and a statement stating why they need the financial award. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication, and skill in typography.

    Deadline: April 30th

    Please Note: The scholarship funds will be sent to the schools’ registrars in August 2024 and entered into the tuition account of the scholarship recipients. Please note that the scholarship monies will not be paid directly to the students.

     

     

    Qualification Requirements

    • This is a scholarship for those junior going into their senior (in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree) year of college, studying anywhere worldwide.
    • The work samples should exemplify exceptional talent, sophistication, and aptitude for typography, lettering, type design, and/or design criticism.
    Application Requirements
    • A completed application form.
    • A statement about you and your work (approx. 250 Words or under 1000 characters).
    • Three samples of work, each represented by up to five images, videos, or texts along with a short explanatory paragraph.
    • Letters of recommendation for those candidates who advance to the second round.
    Award
    • One-year TDC membership and The World’s Best Typography®, Typography 45.
    • The scholarship funds will be sent to the schools’ registrars in August 2024 and entered into the tuition account of the scholarship recipients. Please note that the scholarship monies will not be paid directly to the students.
    • Scholarship recipient acknowledgments will be during the ASCENDERS 2024 Award Ceremony, August 14th, 2024, in New York City.

     

    Application

  • Ezhishin Scholarship

    The Ezhishin Scholarship is new this year and created in followup to last Fall’s successful Ezhishin Type Drives Culture conference, the first-ever panel and workshop event dedicated to Native North American typography.

    The $5,000 scholarship, funded by Google, is for Native American and First Nation individuals in the US and Canada, respectively, who exemplify a creative practice that explores typography, type design, or relevant linguistic work.

    In addition to the financial awards, the scholarship winner will receive a one-year TDC membership and The World’s Best Typography®, Typography 45.

    Deadline: April 29th

    Qualification Requirements
    • This is a scholarship for those enrolled in a Federally or State recognized Tribe in the US or hold “Indian Status” under the Indian Act in Canada, and can include current students or those that want to supplement their education via post-grad programs, applicable workshops, or self initiated projects.
    • The work samples should exemplify a creative practice that explores typography, type design, or relevant linguistic work.  
    Application Requirements
    • A completed application form
    • A statement about you and your work (approx 250 Words, or under 1000 characters)
    • Three samples of work, each represented by up to five images, videos, or texts along with a short explanatory paragraph
    Award
    • $5,000 toward project or tuition expenses
    • One-year TDC membership and The World’s Best Typography®, Typography 45
    • Scholarship recipient acknowledgments will be during the ASCENDERS 2024 Award Ceremony, August 14th, 2024, in New York City

    Application

  • Adé Hogue Scholarship

    Broderick “Adé” Hogue was a Chicago-based art director and letterer as passionate about the sport of cycling as he was about the intricacies of design—with a drive to foster diversity in both worlds. Tragically, he was killed in 2021 at the age of 32, after being struck by a van while cycling in Chicago’s Near North Side. What followed was an outpouring of grief from the communities that Adé touched, and a desire to help continue his creative legacy. In cooperation with the newly established Broderick Adé Hogue Foundation, the Type Directors Club has rechristened its Superscript Scholarship in Adé’s honor.

    Sponsored by Monotype, the Adé Hogue Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding BIPOC student currently in their junior (in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree) year of college or in their first year of graduate or postgraduate school. The recipient of this scholarship must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise in the creation of letterforms, be they typeface, lettering, or calligraphy or in typographic design.

    The scholarship, valued at $5,000 USD, will be applied to the recipient’s final year tuition, beginning in September 2024. In addition to the financial awards, the scholarship winner will receive a one-year TDC membership and The World’s Best Typography®, Typography 45.

    Deadline: April 29th

    Qualification Requirements
    • This is a scholarship for BIPOC students in their (in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree) year of college or in their first year of graduate or postgraduate school, studying anywhere worldwide.
    • The work samples should exemplify exceptional talent and promise in the creation of letterforms, be they typeface, lettering, or calligraphy or in typographic design.
    Application Requirements
    • A completed application form
    • A statement about you and your work (approx 250 Words, or under 1000 characters)
    • Three samples of work, each represented by up to five images, videos, or texts along with a short explanatory paragraph
    • Letters of recommendation for those candidates who advance to the second round
    Award
    • $5,000 toward tuition expenses
    • One-year TDC membership and The World’s Best Typography®, Typography 45
    • Scholarship recipient acknowledgments will be during the ASCENDERS 2024 Award Ceremony, August 14th, 2024, in New York City

    Application

  • Beatrice Warde Scholarship

    The TDC’s first female member, Beatrice Warde (1900-1969), was a journalist, typographical scholar and communicator on typography, and passionate advocate of education.

    Named in her honor and sponsored by Monotype, the scholarship recognizes one woman college junior (in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree), whose work demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication, and aptitude for typography, lettering, type design, and/or design criticism.

    The scholarship, valued at $5,000 USD, will be applied to the recipient’s final year tuition, beginning in September 2024. In addition to the financial awards, the scholarship winner will receive a one-year TDC membership and The World’s Best Typography®, Typography 45.

    Deadline: April 29th

    Qualification Requirements
    • This is a scholarship for women in their (in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree) year of college, studying anywhere worldwide.
    • The work samples should exemplify exceptional talent, sophistication, and aptitude for typography, lettering, type design, and/or design criticism.
    Application Requirements
    • A completed application form
    • A statement about you and your work (approx 250 Words, or under 1000 characters)
    • Three samples of work, each represented by up to five images, videos, or texts along with a short explanatory paragraph
    • Letters of recommendation for those candidates who advance to the second round
    Award
    • $5,000 toward tuition expenses
    • One-year TDC membership and The World’s Best Typography®, Typography 45
    • Scholarship recipient acknowledgments will be during the ASCENDERS 2024 Award Ceremony, August 14th, 2024, in New York City

    Application