The AATCC Foundation Metro Scholarship supports undergraduate students studying textiles at a northeastern US college or university. As of 2023, the AATCC Foundation is offering two scholarships for the Metro Scholarship.* One will receive $3,000 and another will receive $2,000 in scholarship funds.


  • Undergraduate students
  • Textile field
  • Attending any college or university in the following states:
    • Connecticut
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Rhode Island
    • Vermont
  • US citizen
  • Recipients may reapply for a second year of scholarship support.

    Selection Criteria

    • Demonstrated scholastic progress towards the intended degree
    • Financial need
    • Demonstrated work experience and history


    Applications due February 29. Applicants will be notified by early summer.

    Applications must include:

    • Resume or Letter of Work Experience (including internships).
    • Personal statement, freely expressing your feelings, aspirations, financial need and concerns, with particular emphasis on your intended career following graduation.
    • Copy of your most recent transcript.

    To access and complete the  AATCC Foundation scholarship application form, click here. You may be eligible for this and other AATCC Foundation scholarships.

    For questions, contact AATCC Foundation Inc at 919.549.3524 or email India Hansen.

    *In previous years, the AATCC Foundation Metro Scholarship was offered to undergraduate students at a college or university in New England, New York or New Jersey with an AATCC student chapter (Buffalo State, Cornell University, Fashion Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, University of Rhode Island.) As of 2023, the AATCC Foundation Metro Scholarship has been expanded to undergraduate students at any college or university in New England, New York, or New Jersey. Additionally, in previous years, the Metro Scholarship recipient(s) received up to $3,000 in scholarship funds (minimum $1,000) depending on how many scholarships were awarded. As of 2023, the Metro Scholarship now offers two awards, one at $3,000 and another at $2,000.

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