Spin Master Future Of Play Toy Design Scholarships

Spin Master
Provider
Value
$50000
Deadline
July 01, 2022
Difficulty
Normal

At Spin Master, everyone is welcome in our sandbox. We value differences and are dedicated to building an environment where people feel valued, respected and supported. To support this objective, we are giving students from underrepresented communities (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ or women) the opportunity to hone their trade and be a part of the next generation of creators, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs in children’s entertainment.

The Spin Master Future of Play Scholarship Program will provide eight aspiring creators from underrepresented communities in Canada and the US with access to post-secondary education within their fields in the 2022/2023 academic year. On top of financial support for their studies, these students will also have the chance to grow through mentorship opportunities with Spin Master employees and a summer internship.

Are you a kid at heart looking to start a career in toy design? The Spin Master Toy Design Scholarship can be the launching pad for that journey.

In 2022, we will be awarding four toy design scholarships: two in the US and two in Canada.

About the Scholarship:

The scholarship is open to candidates who demonstrate a passion for toy design and have applied to a full-time design program within Canada or the United States. You will receive $12,500 to support you during the first year of your studies. The award is renewable for the duration of your program provided you receive an average grade of 80% in each year of study. Upon successful completion of your first year of the program (with a minimum average grade of 80%), you will receive an opportunity to interview for an internship with Spin Master.

How to Apply

  • You are a candidate who has completed high school and are planning to apply for your first year of studies. We will not be accepting applications from candidates who have already completed a year of a program.
  • You have applied to an accredited post-secondary institution to study toy design or a related field (you will need to provide proof of acceptance before we release the funds).
  • You are legally able to reside in the country of study.
  • You identify as a member of an underrepresented community (I.e. women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC) and have financial need.
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to accept applications from children of Spin Master employees.
  • The award is renewable for the duration of your program provided you receive an average grade of 80% in each year of study.
  • Upon successful completion of your first year of the program (with a minimum average grade of 80%), you will receive an opportunity to interview for an internship with Spin Master.
  • Prepare a letter of motivation (500 words or less) that tells us which institution you’re going to study at, what this scholarship means to you, why you have chosen to study toy design and what your dream career is.
  • Provide one letter of reference from a teacher or art instructor.
  • Provide us with a few examples of your creative work or a link to a website where we can see what you have created.
  • Send your completed applications to donations@spinmaster.com by July 1, 2022.

Candidates selected to move forward will be invited to participate in the interview process.