The Type Directors Club is now calling for entries for its two annual scholarship programs that recognize excellence in female-identifying and BIPOC students.
"TDC works to amplify the power and influence of typography in the cultural landscape," commented Bobby C. Martin, Jr., founding partner, Champions Design, and TDC board member. "These two scholarships were created to bring more women and BIPOC designers into the field and thereby make it better."
The TDC Beatrice Warde Scholarship recognizes a female-identifying college student in their next-to-last year of undergraduate study whose work demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication, and skill in the use of typography across current media. The $5,000 scholarship is open to students globally.
Now in its second year, the TDC Superscript Scholarship recognizes BIPOC students studying type design at a US college or university. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student currently in their junior year of college or first year of graduate or postgraduate school who demonstrates exceptional talent and promise in the design and creation of letterforms (typeface, lettering or calligraphy).
In addition to the financial awards, the two winners receive a one-year TDC student membership, which includes a copy of the TDC Annual Typography 42, keepsakes and complimentary admission for all TDC events.
Both scholarships have an entry deadline of February 26, 2021 and are sponsored by Monotype.
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