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Awards

Student Designer of the Year 2018 - William Wang

Each year, Otis College presents the most outstanding Senior student in the Fashion Department with the highest honor in Fashion Design: The Student Designer of the Year Fashion Award. This prestigious award recognizes excellence achieved in all areas of design, studio, portfolio development and digital courses in high-end womenswear, or menswear. Nominations are submitted by the faculty, taking into account the highest GPA marks.
 
The Mentor Awards are bestowed on both Junior and Senior students who produce the most exceptional design work within their mentor team. Each Mentor recognizes one recipient who not only fulfills, but surpasses the requirements designated for their given direction. In past years, the awards were named Silver Thimble Awards.   
 
The Fashion Department provides several opportunities for students throughout the school year to participate in prominent design competitions. Contests include the prestigious CFDA Fashion Awards, Joe’s Blackbook, Disney Style, TV Academy Competition, YMA Fashion Scholarship, Swarovski Award, Vera Campbell Foundation Scholarship, among others. Winners receive grants and scholarships to help further their educational goals and career objectives.
 

2017-18

       Student Designer of the Year 2018 - William Wang

       Disney Design Challenge 2018 - Amber Wang, Oliver Zheng, and Gary Zheng

       Joe's Black Book Competition Winner 2018 - Shirley Park (Womenswear)

       Vera Campbell Scholarship: Jessica Medina

       YMA Competition Winners: Melissa Marsella and Olivero Perez

2016-17

Student Designer of the Year 2017 -  Joanna Rubalcaba

Joe’s Black Book Competition Finalist – William Wang

Disney Design Challenge Winners (Disney Style webseries)-

     1st place Bochao “Alice” Xuan, 2nd place Minji Park, 3rd place Jinny Song

California Fashion Foundation Scholarship Awards – Joanna Rubalcaba, Lillian Xie

Akiyama/Westcoast Knitwear Scholarship – Hannah Kim

Ben Maltz Scholarship – Lacey Dalimonte, Jin Young Lee

Benefit & Fashion Show Scholarship – Tiffany Son

Bob McKnight Endowed Scholarship – Minji Park

Brian Zientek Memorial Scholarship – Hannah Kim

Bruce and Nancy Newberg Fashion Scholarship – Cheryl Desvignes, Jinny Song

Carol Anderson by invitation Scholarship Endowment – Nicholas Dolcini

Carushka Fashion Design Scholarship – Shenna Artusio, Dylan Cai, Cheryl Desvignes, Keely

     Gallagher, Siana Kim, Minji Park

David Narva Memorial Scholarship – Siyoung “Chloe” Maeng

Dr. Jack Handford Memorial Scholarship – Cheryl Desvignes, Jinny Song

Fashion Scholarship – Hana Choi, Nicholas Dolcini, Natalie Fonseca, Yena Jeong,

      Hyunji “Hailey” Lee, Joanna Rubalcaba

Fashion Scholarship Fund YMA  – Natalie Fonseca, Inda Kalivoda, Brittney Sabet

Guess?/Marciano Fashion Scholarship – Siana Kim

Hannah S. Winderman Memorial Scholarship – Yongxun An, Hana Choi

Hurley Family Endowed Scholarship – Minji Park

Industry Partners Scholarship – Anjali Read

NAMSB Foundation Scholarship – Yongxun An

Nike Endowment for Fashion Scholarship – Shenna Artusio, Hana Choi, Nicholas Dolcini,

     Natalie Fonseca, Yoo Mee Kang, Siana Kim, Hyunji “Hailey” Lee, Ji Hyun “Diana” Lee,

     Hansol “Doris” Yoo

Phillip Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship – Natalie Fonseca

Rose Brantley Endowed Scholarship – Minji Park

The Group Scholarship – Anjali Read

Warnaco/Stuart Buchalter Memorial Scholarship – Anjali Read

Vera Campbell Scholarship – Brielle Eshenour

 

2015-16

Student Designer fo the Year 2016: Kat Strait

Joe’s Black Book Winner – Yongxun An

Television Academy Foundation Costume Design Winner - “Baek” Baik

California Fashion Foundation Scholarship Awards – Sadaf Foroutani Yazdi

Akiyama/Westcoast Knitwear Scholarship – Wenxi Zhu

Brian Zientek Memorial Scholarship – Nona Harutyunyan

Brother Scholarship – Siana Kim, Sujeong

Bruce and Nancy Newberg Fashion Scholarship – Soojin Lee

Carol Anderson by invitation Scholarship Endowment – Khanhlinh Su

David Narva Memorial Scholarship – Yujing Ma

Dr. Jack Handford Memorial Scholarship – Yongxun An

Fashion Scholarship – Keely Gallagher, Yeji Jun, Siana Kim, Joanna Rubalcaba,

     Stacey Song

Guess?/Marciano Fashion Scholarship – Michelle Kim, Joanna Rubalcaba

Hannah S. Winderman Memorial Scholarship – Cheryl Desvignes

NAMSB Foundation Scholarship – Yongxun An

Nike Endowment for Fashion Scholarship – Alysha Aguilar, Yongxun An, Hana Choi, Cheryl

     Desvignes, Nona Harutyunyan, Michelle Kim, Soojin Lee, YuJing Ma, Siyong “Chloe”

     Maeng, Anjali Read, Joanna Rubalcaba, Khanhlinh Su, Wenxi Su

Phillip Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship – Hana Choi

Rose Brantley Endowed Scholarship – Alysha Aguilar

The Group Scholarship – Jinny Song

Warnaco/Stuart Buchalter Memorial Scholarship – Michelle Kim

William Randolph Hearst Foundation – “Baek” Baik