Join a Community That Celebrates Diversity
Design is about far more than just visuals – it's about perspectives, which is why we actively seek to broaden the diversity of our community. Every month, we award a variety of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to full tuition. Scholarships each round will be based on both availability and need.
The application is comprised of three primary parts:
1. General information
2. Short written questions about why you want to participate in the scholarship program
3. A 1-minute video telling us a little bit about yourself and why you think you’re a good candidate*
*Videos will be assessed on content, not quality. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Admissions Team at:
We accept applications for the Diversify Design scholarship program on a monthly basis. If awarded, recipients can apply their scholarship toward their UX Academy tuition for any of the next 3 cohorts. For example, if you are a scholarship recipient within the "Round 3 2024" selection, you can apply your scholarship for the April, May, and June '24 cohorts of UX Academy.
Please note that scholarships cannot be retroactively applied to UX Academy tuition.
Application deadline: March 17 2024
Decision date: March 22, 2024
Applicable cohorts: April 2024, May 2024. June 2024
Interested in a future cohort? Check back on Monday, March 18th, for information on our next scholarship round.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Admissions Team at email@example.com.
Diversify Design Scholarship applications are open
Kind Words from Past Recipients
"Designlab's Diversify Design scholarship sparked a vibrant chapter in my life, liberating me from the constraints imposed by society as a visually impaired, black designer. I've even smashed a few barriers that I set for myself while on the journey with the support of my partner, family, and mentors."
"[The Diversify Design scholarship] launched my design career. I wouldn't be here today if I hadn't been awarded that scholarship. Upon announcing winning the scholarship, I was approached by a colleague who saw my post and I secured my first paying client for my first capstone project."
"Being awarded the Diversify Design Scholarship facilitated my career transition. It enabled me to grasp UX methodologies from a practical standpoint, enhancing my ability to interact with clients and colleagues effectively. I owe this transformative experience to the invaluable assistance provided by Designlab!"
"Receiving the Diversify Design Scholarship was a game-changer. It made UX Academy accessible, and showed me that the tech community values diversity. It boosted my confidence and reinforced the significance of inclusivity in design and tech."
"Being a scholarship recipient has been transformative to my career path and future self. It's not merely financial aid; it has been the catalyst for a series of transformative experiences that have shaped my academic path and personal growth. The scholarship has connected me with a community of like-minded individuals—mentors, peers, and faculty—who have become an invaluable support system."
"The scholarship has profoundly shaped my journey in design. As a first-generation Filipina-American, the scholarship granted me access to a wealth of knowledge and also provided a platform to represent my community."
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