King Living has launched a $27,000 scholarship for design students at the University of Technology Sydney.
The scholarship fund was unveiled earlier this month and will be divided across 1st, 2nd and Honour year students, with one student from each year receiving a portion of the fund.
“As a company that continually pushes the boundaries of design, we are passionate about supporting emerging designers who exhibit a creative, explorative attitude to the design process,” says King Living head of product David Hardwick.
“King Living is always working towards discovering new design possibilities, and it is pleased to encourage the next generation of design talent to exemplify a unique point of view.”
The 1st Year Achievement Prize of $2000 will be given to the student who achieved the highest weighted average mark. The Most Improved 2nd Year Prize will be given to the student who has most improved over the two years of study and will also be $2000.
The final award will go to an Honours year student who has the highest aggregate mark in the product design subject and “exemplifies innovativeness in design”. It will be a grant of $5000 to go towards the production and material costs of the student’s major project.
The scholarship will only be available to students studying either a Bachelor of Design in Product Design or Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Product Design at the University of Technology Sydney.
King Living isn’t the first to offer a scholarship for design students in Sydney this year. Western Sydney University also recently unveiled a scholarship for women in its architecture program.