Neiman Marcus Group Is Giving Students a Leg Up

BACKING STUDENTS: The Neiman Marcus Group, together with the Fashion Scholarship Fund, have awarded scholarships and mentoring opportunities to 10 college students.

It’s the second year in a row that NMG and FSF have collaborated to support students on their career journeys. Each student receives a $10,000 scholarship, mentorship from a NMG executive, and access to store programming and industry events.

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“As an FSF board member, this joint scholarship is especially meaningful as we strive to support and nurture the next generation of changemakers in the fashion industry” said Lana Todorovich, NMG’s chief merchandising officer and FSF executive board member.

“We are so pleased to join NMG in welcoming the new cohort of NMG x FSF Scholarship recipients who are pursuing socially impactful careers in sustainable and ethical fashion,” added FSF executive director Peter Arnold.

The 2024 recipients of the NMG x FSF Scholarship are:

  • Amaryllis Dunklee (The University of Texas at Austin)

  • Andrea Hernandez (Savannah College of Art and Design)

  • Cierra Calmeise (University of Cincinnati)

  • DaNae Harrison (Spelman College)

  • Fatmata Camara (LIM College)

  • Lauryn Giddings (Virginia Commonwealth University)

  • Mallory Butts (Spelman College)

  • Megan Lenzi (Iowa State University)

  • Olivia Porter (Clemson University)

  • Tammy Wang (The University of North Carolina, Greensboro)

The FSF is a fashion-oriented education and workforce development nonprofit working with young students from diverse backgrounds and 72 colleges and universities. In 2024, FSF will grant more than $1.4 million in scholarships from $5,000 to $25,000 to 162 college students, 62 percent of which are BIPOC, 15 percent first-generation to college and 31 percent Pell Grant-eligible. The FSF provides internship and career opportunities, mentorship, networking, professional development and access to leaders and companies.

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