DECA/FIDM Runway Challenge
For the past four years, FIDM has sponsored a trend challenge through which teams of DECA students translate seasonal fashion trends into a “look” depicting the researched fashion forecast. Winning teams are recognized on stage at DECA’s International Career Development Conference. FIDM awards the overall winning team with a travel stipend to attend DECA’s International Career Development Conference.
DECA students are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend FIDM. Students who are DECA State Officers at the time of their acceptance to FIDM are eligible to receive an additional $1,500 scholarship. DECA students who are First Place winners in state competitions in the Apparel and Accessories Marketing and Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan categories are eligible to receive an additional $3,000. Renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA at FIDM and consecutive attendance.
Fashion Executive of Tomorrow National Scholarship Competition
Open to all high school seniors, graduates, and college transfer students, FIDM’s National Scholarship Competition awards creative thinkers who demonstrate the potential to be creative leaders with full one-year scholarships in seven categories including Fashion Executive of Tomorrow. Click here to learn more about FIDM’s National Scholarship Competition.
ICDC Competition: Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan
FIDM challenges DECA students to develop and present a seasonal sales promotion plan at the International Career Development Conference every year. Winners are selected and honored during the conference closing ceremonies.
Meet FIDM at DECA Leadership Conferences
FIDM has a presence at most regional and national DECA leadership and educational conferences for high school students. Be sure to stop by the FIDM booth to learn more about FIDM.