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  • Diversity in Design Scholarship 2022

Scholarships! Online or on campus. All courses.

2022 Scholarships for our global graphic design courses

The Diversity in Design Scholarship is an opportunity open to aspiring designers from underrepresented groups.

What do we mean by underrepresented groups? Applicants can self-identify in their application. May include but is not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes.

What’s required to apply?

  1. Written submission. Answers to six questions:
    • What do you currently do? Why do you want to study design? Why Shillington? What would be your dream job after graduating from Shillington? What impact would this scholarship have on your life and career? What’s your hidden talent?
  2. Eligibility. Description of how you are eligible for the Diversity in Design scholarship
  3. Creative submission. Show us what this design scholarship would mean to you. Two submission options:
    • Video <2 minutes or PDF <5 pages.
    • No physical submissions accepted.
  4. NYC only—proof of high school diploma or GED.
    You can apply for both the Full Scholarship + Mentorship and the Half Scholarship within the same application form.
    Applications will be reviewed by Shillington staff, industry partners, and a Shillumni panel.

The Diversity in Design Full & Half Scholarships & Industry Mentorships, add to evolving efforts to support and strengthen equity by cultivating diverse and inclusive representation in the design industry—within our classrooms and beyond. We’re proud to partner with Bulletproof—a leader in the creative industry—for three full scholarships as a collaborative commitment by both educators and employers.

DEADLINE: 5:00pm, 28 June 2022

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1. Diversity in Design Full Scholarship + Industry Mentorship

Three global opportunities sponsored by our industry partner and global creative agency—Bulletproof & Shillington. No experience required.

What do you win?

  • 100% scholarship
  • 5 post-graduate mentorship sessions from Bulletproof
  • Find out more about Bulletproof’s commitment to the New York City, London and Sydney scholarship students

Which Course?
Available for full-time or part-time study, for our September 2022 intake only:

    • New York City
    • London
    • Sydney

How many? One winner per campus

 

2. Diversity in Design Half Scholarship 

Unlimited global opportunities sponsored by Shillington. No experience required.

What do you win? 50% scholarship

Which course?
Available for full-time or part-time study, for any of our September 2022—May 2023 intakes:

    • Online 
    • New York City
    • London
    • Sydney
    • Melbourne

How many? At least one winner per campus

Terms and conditions

  • You must be available and eligible to study for your selected program/s between 12 September 2022—30 May 2023. View upcoming course dates.
  • The scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of the USA, or those with proven visa rights to study in America.
  • You must provide documentation showing completion of high school or GED—copy of high school diploma or official high school transcript showing graduation date or copy of High School Equivalency Diploma or GED or copy of associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or official transcript indicating the same.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm, 28 June 2022.
  • If selected you will be notified by 15 July 2022.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees. View course fees.
  • If you accept the half-scholarship offer for an in-person program, you will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay $1000 deposit by 16 August 2022 and pay the remaining fees before the first day of the course.
  • If you are already enrolled at the time of winning the scholarship, any payment that you have made over the value of the scholarship will be refunded.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing us@shillingtoneducation.com See the United States Terms & Conditions page for further information. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • You must be able to cover all incidental costs of the program (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud membership, stationery, course supplies and final portfolio presentation—printed or tablet device)
  • Payments made by credit card incur a 2.41% charge for Visa and Mastercard and 4.62% on American Express.
  • The scholarship is only available for our graphic design programs between 12 September 2022—30 May 2023. View upcoming course dates. It is non-transferable.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses for whatever reason before the date a course is due to commence. In these circumstances, a full refund of all monies paid in respect of fees for the course will be refunded. In this case, refunds will be made within two weeks after the school’s default date. See here for further information on Cancellation by Shillington.
  • In the event that a Shillington program is unable to run for any reason, it is up to Shillington’s discretion whether to honour the scholarships on a future program. In this case, any deposits made will be refunded.
  • If contact has not been established by 12pm, Monday, 16 August 2022, the offer may be withdrawn and an offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • No refunds to students who withdraw once the program has started, regardless of personal circumstances. The student will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • By accepting the Scholarship award, the recipient(s) agrees to become a Shillington Scholarship Ambassador for the duration of their studies and will be required to play an active role in School events such as information evenings, and external exhibitions and events. The recipient(s) must also agree to take part in marketing activities, develop and provide creative content and testimonials as required. Failure to carry out the duties of the Shillington Scholarship Ambassador may result in the Scholarship award being terminated.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.
  • You must be available and eligible to study for your selected program/s between 12 September 2022—30 May 2023. View upcoming course dates.
  • The scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of the UK, or those with proven visa rights to study in the UK.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm, 28 June 2022.
  • If selected you will be notified by 15 July 2022.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees. View course fees.
  • If you accept the half-scholarship offer for an in-person program, you will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay $1000 deposit by 16 August 2022 and pay the remaining fees before the first day of the course.
  • If you are already enrolled at the time of winning the scholarship, any payment that you have made over the value of the scholarship will be refunded.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing uk@shillingtoneducation.com See the United Kingdom Terms & Conditions page for further information. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • You must be able to cover all incidental costs of the program (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud membership, stationery, course supplies and final portfolio presentation—printed or tablet device)
  • Payments made by credit card incur a 2.41% charge for Visa and Mastercard and 4.62% on American Express.
  • The scholarship is only available for our graphic design programs between 12 September 2022—30 May 2023. View upcoming course dates. It is non-transferable.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses for whatever reason before the date a course is due to commence. In these circumstances, a full refund of all monies paid in respect of fees for the course will be refunded. In this case, refunds will be made within two weeks after the school’s default date. See here for further information on Cancellation by Shillington.
  • In the event that a Shillington program is unable to run for any reason, it is up to Shillington’s discretion whether to honour the scholarships on a future program. In this case, any deposits made will be refunded.
  • If contact has not been established by 12pm, Monday, 16 August 2022, the offer may be withdrawn and an offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • No refunds to students who withdraw once the program has started, regardless of personal circumstances. The student will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • By accepting the Scholarship award, the recipient(s) agrees to become a Shillington Scholarship Ambassador for the duration of their studies and will be required to play an active role in School events such as information evenings, and external exhibitions and events. The recipient(s) must also agree to take part in marketing activities, develop and provide creative content and testimonials as required. Failure to carry out the duties of the Shillington Scholarship Ambassador may result in the Scholarship award being terminated.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.
  • You must be available and eligible to study for your selected program/s between 12 September 2022—30 May 2023. View upcoming course dates.
  • The scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of Australia, or those with proven visa rights to study in Australia.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm, 28 June 2022.
  • If selected you will be notified by 15 July 2022.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees. View course fees.
  • If you accept the half-scholarship offer for an in-person program, you will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay $1000 deposit by 16 August 2022 and pay the remaining fees before the first day of the course.
  • If you are already enrolled at the time of winning the scholarship, any payment that you have made over the value of the scholarship will be refunded.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing au@shillingtoneducation.com See the Australia Terms & Conditions page for further information. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • You must be able to cover all incidental costs of the program (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud membership, stationery, course supplies and final portfolio presentation—printed or tablet device)
  • Payments made by credit card incur a 1.1% charge for AU credit cards, 2.6% charge for non-AU credit cards and 1.6% for American Express.
  • The scholarship is only available for our graphic design programs between 12 September 2022—30 May 2023. View upcoming course dates. It is non-transferable.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses for whatever reason before the date a course is due to commence. In these circumstances, a full refund of all monies paid in respect of fees for the course will be refunded. In this case, refunds will be made within two weeks after the school’s default date. See here for further information on Cancellation by Shillington.
  • In the event that a Shillington program is unable to run for any reason, it is up to Shillington’s discretion whether to honour the scholarships on a future program. In this case, any deposits made will be refunded.
  • If contact has not been established by 12pm, Monday, 16 August 2022, the offer may be withdrawn and an offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • No refunds to students who withdraw once the program has started, regardless of personal circumstances. The student will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • By accepting the Scholarship award, the recipient(s) agrees to become a Shillington Scholarship Ambassador for the duration of their studies and will be required to play an active role in School events such as information evenings, and external exhibitions and events. The recipient(s) must also agree to take part in marketing activities, develop and provide creative content and testimonials as required. Failure to carry out the duties of the Shillington Scholarship Ambassador may result in the Scholarship award being terminated.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.
  • You must be available and eligible to study for your selected program/s between 12 September 2022—30 May 2023. View upcoming course dates.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm, 28 June 2022.
  • If selected you will be notified by 15 July 2022.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees. View course fees.
  • If you accept the half-scholarship offer for an in-person program, you will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay a $2159/£1659 deposit by 16 August 2022 and pay the remaining fees before the first day of the course.
  • If you are already enrolled at the time of winning the scholarship, any payment that you have made over the value of the scholarship will be refunded.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing uk@shillingtoneducation.com See the Online Terms & Conditions page for further information. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • You must be able to cover all incidental costs of the program (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud membership, stationery, course supplies and final portfolio presentation—printed or tablet device)
  • The scholarship is only available for our graphic design programs between 12 September 2022—30 May 2023. View upcoming course dates. It is non-transferable.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses for whatever reason before the date a course is due to commence. In these circumstances, a full refund of all monies paid in respect of fees for the course will be refunded. In this case, refunds will be made within two weeks after the school’s default date. See here for further information on Cancellation by Shillington.
  • In the event that a Shillington program is unable to run for any reason, it is up to Shillington’s discretion whether to honour the scholarships on a future program. In this case, any deposits made will be refunded.
  • If contact has not been established by 12pm, Monday, 16 August 2022, the offer may be withdrawn and an offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • No refunds to students who withdraw once the program has started, regardless of personal circumstances. The student will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • By accepting the Scholarship award, the recipient(s) agrees to become a Shillington Scholarship Ambassador for the duration of their studies and will be required to play an active role in School events such as information evenings, and external exhibitions and events. The recipient(s) must also agree to take part in marketing activities, develop and provide creative content and testimonials as required. Failure to carry out the duties of the Shillington Scholarship Ambassador may result in the Scholarship award being terminated.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.

Students will receive 100% off September 2022 graphic design course fees, with mentorship and post-graduate support from global creative agency—Bulletproof.

  • You must be available and eligible to study on the campus in either New York City, London or Sydney for the full-time or part-time course commencing in September 2022—View course dates.
  • The Diversity in Design Full Scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of the AU, US and UK.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm, 28 June 2022.
  • If selected you will be shortlisted and required to attend an interview between 5 July —8 July 2022
  • If selected you will be notified by 15 July 2022.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 100% reduction in total course fees, half sponsored by Shillington, half sponsored by our industry partner Bulletproof in their local cities. View course fees.
  • If contact has not been established by 12 pm, 16 August 2022, the offer may be withdrawn and an offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing: UK—uk@shillingtoneducation.com US—us@shillingtoneducation.com AU—au@shillingtoneducation.com no later than 12 pm, 16 August 2022. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • The scholarship is only available for our New York City, London and Sydney Full-Time or Part-Time September 2022 course. It is non-transferable.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses at its discretion.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.
  • You will be loaned equipment (Laptop or Desktop) by the agency partner or Shillington.
  • You agree to return all loaned equipment within one week of completing the course.
  • The Computer remains the property of the School or Agency at all times.
  • You will operate, maintain and store the Computer with due care and in compliance with the instructions and recommendations of the supplier and manufacturer of the Computer and pursuant to any directions given by the School. a) You must not alter or replace any parts in the Computer nor alter or load any software on the Computer unless that software has been approved by Shillington. b) In the event the computer is lost or damaged, it will be the students’ responsibility to replace or pay for damages. The School is under no obligation to replace the Computer.

I really respect and vibe with Shillington’s ethos of open learning and inclusivity. ‘We’ll meet you wherever you are’ never sounded so good.

Cindy Cheng
2021 Scholarship Student

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Is 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time really long enough to learn design?

Absolutely. Our student work speaks for itself and Shillington graduates build incredible creative careers. Our graphic design course is expertly planned to teach technical skills, cover design theory and ingrain creative principles to help you create a well-rounded portfolio. Read more on the blog in Learn Graphic Design Fast or Fast, Good or Cheap. And if you want to hear it straight from our graduates, check out 21 Unbiased Shillington Reviews.

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I’ve already worked or trained as a designer. Is Shillington right for me?

Our graphic design course is ideal for current creatives to revive software skills and enhance their understanding of the design fundamentals. If your software skills are self-taught, we’ll teach you how to work smoothly and efficiently across the Adobe Creative Suite. Or if your current portfolio isn’t up-to-scratch, we’ll help you craft a collection of your best work, showcasing an ability to work across a wide range of briefs. Meet 20 Inspiring Designers Who Studied at Shillington After Creative Degrees or Diplomas.

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Should I study full-time or part-time?

Totally up to you! It depends on your availability and learning style. Full-time is an immersive 3 months (Monday to Friday, 8:00am—5:00pm). Part-time is 9 months, there are three options: Online three nights a week, In person two nights a week or Sundays (New York and London only), and a good fit for students who work full-time or have other major commitments. But apart from the duration, the full-time and part-time curriculum is identical—students create the same high quality work and get similar jobs after graduation.

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What kind of job could I get after Shillington?

Shillington prepares you for a wide variety of creative careers. Upskilling in design helps you put your best foot forward on the job hunt. You could work in digital design like Louise at either a small or large agency, focus on publishing like Kelly or packaging like at a boutique studio like Roo. There’s even opportunities to take on freelance clients or even build your own business like Ina. The list is endless! Learn more about potential design careers in What is Graphic Design? or scroll through our graduates’ profiles on LinkedIn.

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Know that you’re in the right place and you have a unique opportunity to make mistakes and explore different design styles from day one. Take your time, don’t get frustrated and make as many mistakes as you can.

Andrew McLaughlin
2021 Scholarship Student

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